Philosophy at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

This dynamic new course takes an innovative approach to perennial philosophical problems. The programme is aimed at students who wish to explore their passion for ideas in the context of contemporary global issues. Beginning with a broad sweep of major philosophical problems - from the ancient world to contemporary, from Plato to Judith Butler - students will build an interdisciplinary philosophical toolkit in specialist philosophy modules taught by experts in their fields. Key Course Benefits The BA (Hons) Philosophy course at Coventry University has five distinctive features:

  • Students will explore the major issues that confront them as twenty-first-century human beings.
  • A particular focus is placed throughout the degree on comparative philosophy—taking in key ideas, problems and thinkers from the local to the global.
  • The course will foster student application of new and cutting-edge theories and philosophical approaches to problems, including though not limited to posthumanism, critical race theory and ecocriticism.
  • Opportunities will be created whereby students engage in original digital research so that students can become researchers in their own right.
  • Students will learn alongside specialist researchers and teachers, through innovative digital pedagogies such as digital publishing, filmmaking and podcasts (Staff may be subject to change) .


Year One The first-year curriculum is structured to allow you to gain a broad grounding in the discipline before going on, in the second and final year, to more specialist and optional modules. This will allow you to gain a broad and varied exposure to the field of philosophy, as well as to develop your interests for specialist study in further years. Creative and research-based work, as well as assessment, will allow you to develop your career aspirations and employability skills. Modules Life, Universe and Everything A Hitchhiker's Guide to Modern Philosophy Thinkers on Trial: The Life and Death of Ideas Ethics of Climate Change and Interspecies Thriving Philosophical Methods Creative Philosophy Project Year Two In the second year, you will begin to specialise by looking at core aspects of philosophy through key contemporary questions and issues, such as gender and sexuality, disability, and media and mediation. You will draw upon threads initiated in first year, expanding your understanding of issues in ecology, as well as applying the theories of thinkers encountered during the survey modules. Modules Alternative Facts: Logic and Reason in a 'Post-Truth' World Ecophilosophies and Climate Justice Fierce Feminist Figureheads Mediated Worlds Philosophy of Gender and Sexuality Experience and Language: Propositions and Signs Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year Your final year is entirely up to you! Choose from a series of exciting option modules to tailor your learning experience to your interests, whether this be through type of philosophy, approach, assessment type or simply preference. Modules will allow you to get creative or stay traditional, fully expressing your philosophical self. Modules Disabling Philosophy The Existential Cafe: Ethics in a Coffee Cup Speculative Fiction The Lunar Society: Philosophy of the Midlands Stubborn Objects: New Materialisms and Flat Ontologies Are Numbers Real? Enlightenment, Literature, Culture, Modernity Final Project We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Phase tests Essays Group work Presentations Reports Projects Coursework Individual assignments The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Philosophy at Coventry University - UCAS