Philosophy with a Placement Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

Course summary

Overview Our philosophy degree is a great opportunity to explore fundamental questions – about ethics, the nature of the good, human and animal minds, the nature of religious belief, and the place of humans in the universe. On BA Philosophy with a Placement Year, you’ll normally spend nine to twelve months of your third year in a placement, gaining invaluable work experience and employability skills in a relevant area of your choice. You’ll discover how the great thinkers of the past imagined the world and how their radical ideas might still be of relevance today. You’ll find out how studying philosophy can help you to tackle current issues – climate justice, conspiracy theories, and uncertainty in a ‘post-truth’ world. UEA philosophy’s staff reflects this great diversity, as we teach and research across a broad range of topics. This means you can tailor your degree to reflect your interests. Our seminar system will allow you to present and test your own ideas in a supportive environment, and we have a varied means of assessment of the skills you’ll develop during your learning journey. Our goal is to bring out the best in you. You’ll be equipped with a brilliant range of analytical skills for both presenting complex ideas simply, and criticising poor arguments or dubious appeals to evidence. These are exactly the skills many employers prize and our graduates go on to exciting and rewarding careers in teaching, government, journalism, law, environmental work, business, the arts, and beyond. Studying philosophy at university is one of the most satisfying ways to spend your student years. It can be life-changing, prompting you to reflect on your values and your contribution to the wider world. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. UEA are committed to ensuring that Higher Education is accessible to all, regardless of their background or experiences. One of the ways we do this is through our contextual admissions schemes – please see our website for further information. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details:

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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
International £20600* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Philosophy with a Placement Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS