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Course summary

Our Philosophy BA will help you to develop different perspectives on problems around you. King's offers an extremely wide range of Philosophy modules for you to choose from, with no gaps in coverage from pre-Socrates to the present day. You'll also have the chance to study Indian Philosophy or Medieval Philosophy; an opportunity only available at a handful of UK universities. Located in the heart of London, our Department has particular strengths in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, political philosophy and ancient philosophy. Students will have the option to transfer to the four-year Philosophy with a Year Abroad BA course. Students on the Philosophy with a Year Abroad BA will spend their third year studying abroad before returning to complete a final year with King’s. Key benefits

  • The Philosophy Department is ranked 4th in the UK and 6th in Europe in the QS World Rankings by Subject 2018.
  • King's offers an exceptionally wide range of optional modules, covering all areas of the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophy – without any gaps from pre-Socrates to the present day.
  • Our emphasis on small-group teaching ensures you acquire and hone the skills of critical thinking. Develop your philosophical ideas and arguments in a focused environment with plenty of feedback and discussion.
  • Our Central London location means students can take advantage of leading societies such as the Aristotelian Society and the Royal Institute of Philosophy.
  • One of the largest and most distinguished philosophy departments in the country.
  • Consistently ranked among the top philosophy departments in the country for research and teaching.
Please see our online prospectus for further details on this programme:

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Preferred subjects: None Required subjects: None

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill
PTE Academic69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill
TOEFL (iBT)100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills
Cambridge English Advanced185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
Cambridge English Proficiency185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
Trinity ISELevel III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill
Institution's Own TestPass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 7

We also accept a number of English language tests taken as part of school-level qualifications. For more details, please see our website. Please note that the course requirements are under Band B.

Band B

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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

Additional fee information

For International fees and information, please see the course details on our online prospectus: The fees stated are for entry in the forthcoming September. If you are applying for deferred entry, to commence the following September, fees may be subject to change. All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.
Philosophy at King's College London, University of London - UCAS