99% of UWTSD’s Historical and Philosophical Studies students agreed that staff are good at explaining things – National Student Survey 2018. • Philosophy explores the big questions – Who are we? What is our place in the world? How should we live? What is reality? Philosophy approaches such questions through argument, vision and imagination. • Philosophy is different from other academic disciplines in that it teaches you not what to think, but how to think, challenging one's beliefs and assumptions about the world. • Studying philosophy encourages the development of core skills highly prized by employers: the ability to think clearly, logically, and creatively; communicate articulately and accurately; analyse critically and rigorously. Philosophy graduates are all-rounders: thoughtful, insightful, and versatile. • We take an immersive approach to learning offering a diverse range of teaching approaches, including lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshop sessions. • You will attend small-group classes with a focus on discussion and learning activities to encourage the self-development and critical reflection accepted as key to the development of personal and professional capacities. Fancy studying another subject alongside philosophy and anthropology? Interested in history, English literature, creative writing, ancient civilisations, the environment or classics? This joint honours programme gives you the opportunity to diversify your studies by studying other areas. For example, you could combine your course with modules in any of the above subjects or with modules in the following ones: Politics: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/undergraduate/politics--economics/politics-pathway Economics: https: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/undergraduate/politics--economics/economics-pathway Ecology: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/undergraduate/ecology/ecology-pathway International Development: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/undergraduate/international-development-and-global-politics/international-development-pathway Other humanities subjects: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/undergraduate
Taking into account that student choices and requirements can differ radically, as well as ensuring a rounded knowledge of philosophy generally, the scheme offers modules covering a wide range of topics and issues. Some of the areas of study include, for example, ethics, self and identity, knowledge and reality, equality, justice, existentialism, animal ethics, political philosophy, environmental issues, freedom, Buddhist philosophy, and the history of ideas (spanning from the Pre-Socratic period through to the early modern period and contemporary philosophy). You will have the opportunity to study the works of some of the greatest philosophers of all time, including, for example, Plato, Aristotle, Russell, Sartre and Wittgenstein. Options to study abroad may also be available. A range of modules in other disciplines is offered alongside your main subject modules. You could take modules in, for example, history, English, classics, creative writing or any of our other humanities subjects.
The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following types of assessment: essays of 1000 to 4000 words in length, document analyses, book reviews, short reports and reflective journals, timed tests, take-home exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wikis, commentaries and film evaluations.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
- Course code:
- Institution code:
- Campus name:
- Lampeter Campus
- Campus code:
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|