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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.
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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.
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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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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
English language requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.