Philosophy at University of Dundee - UCAS

Philosophy

University of Dundee

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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Philosophy explores our existence using critical thinking and argument. If you find yourself thinking about life's big issues and questions, philosophy could be for you. We specialise in continental (European) philosophy and teach key texts from the European tradition, including some of the most exciting thinkers of the last century such as Nietzsche, Sartre, Deleuze, and de Beauvoir. We help you look at how philosophy is important to real-world concerns and contemporary issues by: exploring films and artwork discussing important scientific and technological developments debating controversial ethical issues looking at how texts written three hundred years ago can be relevant to political situations today At Levels 1 and 2 you will receive a grounding in ancient and modern philosophy and be introduced to fundamental ideas concerning ethics, epistemology (the nature of knowledge), and metaphysics (the nature of reality). You then specialise at Levels 3 and 4 by drawing on a range of philosophy modules taught by lecturers engaging in interdisciplinary research. You will study existentialism in relation to contemporary culture, technology, and film, and topics in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. You will also be encouraged to make links between philosophy and other subjects, such as politics, literature, film, the environment, psychology, and computer science.

Course details


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How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeV500
Institution code D65
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BCC - BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in a relevant subject
Scottish Higher BBBB - AABB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points 30 points overall to include 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3
Scottish HNC Pass in a relevant subject with B in the graded unit

English language requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £1820* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
International £18150 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees shown for Rest of UK and Scot/EU students are for 2019/20. The fees for 2020/21 have not yet been confirmed and we expect confirmation of these in March 2020. International tuition fees shown are confirmed for 2020/21 entry. These will increase by no more than 5% per year for the length of your course.
Philosophy at University of Dundee - UCAS