The BA (Hons) Philosophy degree at Lincoln offers students a chance to study one of the world’s oldest disciplines. The course aims to provide students with opportunities to ask some of the most fundamental questions about the world around us and to develop their understanding of the place we occupy within it. The discipline challenges students to question everything from apparently simple binaries such as ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, and ‘good’ and ‘evil’, right the way through to apparently unanswerable conundrums concerning the existence of God or how we can actually know anything at all. As well as being intrinsically interesting, Philosophy makes unique intellectual demands of students. To flourish, you will have the opportunities to learn how to think clearly, construct and defend arguments and you must be willing to explore a range of approaches to different topics. The Lincoln Philosophy degree offers a supportive environment designed to help you master these skills.
At Lincoln we take a history of ideas approach to Philosophy. Over the course of three years students can develop an understanding of a range of key areas, including ethics, philosophy of mind, theory of knowledge, political philosophy, and the philosophy of other academic subjects, for example religion or science. Students will also be introduced to major figures in the history of philosophy such as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hegel and Wittgenstein. Since Philosophy will be a new subject for many students, the first year of the degree offers a chance to study a range of modules, with increasing specialisation at levels two and three.
The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
English language requirements
In addition to meeting the academic requirements, Overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can find more information about the wide range of international qualifications we accept by visiting our entry requirements and your country page:
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