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Course summary

Think deeply and critically about the big ideas behind the behaviours and values of people and organisations with our three-year BA Philosophy, Business and Ethics degree. This course is offered jointly by the triple-accredited Henley Business School and the University of Reading’s Department of Philosophy. With a strong focus on business ethics, the programme will help you apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios, and its versatility will enhance your employability and help prepare you for your career after graduation. During this course, you will: gain a firm understanding of the practice, concepts, and theories of business management, as well as the skills and competencies that will help you apply them. confront your deepest beliefs and assumptions in a philosophical way to inform you about current debates in philosophy. You’ll develop a sense of the significance of philosophical thinking in dealing with contemporary issues. combine rigorous analysis of core philosophical and ethical theory with practical and real-world applications in business contexts. The study of ethics forms an integral component of both the philosophical and business sides of the programme, preparing you to think through the ethical and commercial dilemmas that real-world decision-makers face. About Henley Business School Part of the University of Reading, Henley is one of the oldest business schools in the UK. It is among an exclusive group of business schools worldwide that hold triple accreditations for the quality of its teaching and research. Its business programmes are ranked 5th in the UK for careers after 15 months (Guardian University Guide 2021, subject results for ‘Business, Management and Marketing’). About the Department of Philosophy Reading’s Department of Philosophy is in the top 125 in the world for History, Philosophy and Theology (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject, 2023). We are ranked 7th in the UK for graduate propsects in Philosophy. (Complete University Guide 2023).

Modules

The following modules have been approved in principle for delivery in 2024/25. Please note that as part of our current curriculum improvement process, all modules require final University approval and may be subject to change. Core modules for this course: Reason and Argument; The Meaning of Life; Business in Practice: Markets, Marketing and Management; Global Justice; Developing Professional Excellence; Social Responsibility in Action; Business Ethics 1; Dissertation in Philosophy or Management Or Independent Learning Module. The University cannot guarantee that all optional modules will be available to all students who may wish to take them. Further information about the content of final approved modules will be available between May and July 2023. We suggest that you regularly revisit this webpage during this time to ensure you have the most up-to-date information regarding the modules offered on this programme.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
VN51
Institution code:
R12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BCC.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7We require a minimum score of 7.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
TOEFL (iBT)100We require a minimum score of 100 overall with no less than 20 in Listening, Writing and Reading and 21 in Speaking.
Cambridge English AdvancedAWe require a grade A or a score of 185 overall with no element less than 169.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCWe require a grade C or a score of 185 overall with no element less than 169.
PTE Academic76We require a minimum score of 76 overall with at least 64 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Institution's Own TestTest of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 7.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Trinity ISEPassOnly ISE III and ISE IV are acceptable and we require a Pass in each element.

Full list of acceptable English Language Tests

http://www.reading.ac.uk/ad-EnglishTests.aspx


Unistats information

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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
EU £22350 Year 1
International £22350 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Philosophy, Business and Ethics at University of Reading - UCAS