- On our fascinating Philosophy Foundation Entry course you’ll study both traditional and modern European Philosophy as you interrogate what it means to be human and wrestle with some of the most profound issues that have occupied leading thinkers throughout the history of civilisation.
- You’ll explore traditional areas of theoretical philosophy including metaphysics, epistemology, moral theory, and the philosophy of mind and language. You’ll also explore modern European philosophy and applied ethics.
- As the course progresses, you’ll develop the personal and intellectual skills needed for any career that involves thinking, talking or writing about your ideas.
- Our Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.
- Philosophy at our University is ranked 1st in the UK for overall student satisfaction, assessment and feedback, and academic support - National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
- Our Philosophy courses were ranked top in the North West in the 2019 Guardian League Table.
- Our academics are active researchers, working in areas such as bioethics, professional ethics, philosophy of mind and mental health.
Year 1: Compulsory Modules; Essential Study Skills for Higher Education, Developing Academic Knowledge, Target Award Extended Study, Learning by Experience. Year Long Modules; Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice, Introduction to Education, Childhood and Deaf Studies, Introduction to History, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Sociology, Film and Media Theory, Introduction to Literature, Introduction to Creative Writing, Themes in Archaeology, Introduction to Psychology Year 2: Compulsory modules: Reason and Argument, Knowledge and Freedom, Problems in Contemporary Applied Ethics, The Value of Knowledge. Options: Science Fiction and Philosophy, Crime and Morality, Politics, Power and the State, + one further ‘elective’ option. Year 3: Compulsory modules: Metaphysics and Epistemology, Foundations of Ethics, Phenomenology and Existentialism. Options: Philosophy of Mind, History of Political Ideas, Philosophy of Religion, plus one further ‘elective’ option. Year 4: Compulsory modules: Contemporary Ethical Theory, Modern European Thought, Philosophy Dissertation. Options: Philosophy of Language, Humanity, Values and the Environment, Philosophy and Popular Culture, Contemporary Anglo-American Political Philosophy
How to apply
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6000||Year 1|