- Explore the deep questions that shape society and our existence as we know it. Philosophy - which literally means the ‘love of wisdom’ – is the original academic subject. It started 2,500 years ago in Plato’s academy and remains as relevant today as it ever was.
- What constitutes a good life? Is there a God? Can military force ever be justified? Ask deep enough questions and you’ll find that your enquiry soon becomes a philosophical one.
- In this truly fascinating course you’ll interrogate what it means to be human and develop the personal and intellectual skills you need for any career that involves thinking, talking or writing about your ideas.
- Join us on a journey through traditional ideas of theoretical philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, moral theory, and the philosophy of mind and language. We’ll also delve into modern European philosophy and applied ethics.
- Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Philosophy is ranked 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021).
- You’ll be learning from academic staff who are active researchers, working in fields such as bioethics, professional ethics, philosophy of mind and mental health. Their work feeds directly into the course which helps to make the content unique and stimulating.
- Undertake work placements in a wide range of community groups and voluntary organisations through the University’s Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL).
Year 1: 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 2: 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 3: 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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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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)|
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||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|