Is humanity headed in the right or wrong direction? What's the best way for a person to attain happiness? Are scientists the new priests of society? Is there a meaning to life and, if so, what is it? Philosophy seeks to understand, and particularly to question, ideas concerning the nature of reality, value, and experience that play a pervasive role in understanding the world and ourselves. Analyse, evaluate, and debate these big questions in life and many more, as you explore views, ideas, theories, practices, and behaviours on this fascinating course. Study subjects such as ideas and ideologies in Politics, logic, anthropology, religion, and existential philosophy and literature, and develop core philosophical strengths as you learn to think well, spot errors in reasoning, analyse complex issues and arguments, build a strong case, and make your point with clarity and precision. With philosophy graduates found in almost every type of organisation in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors, from arts-based areas like publishing, the media, journalism, advertising, and teaching, through to computing, IT, law, and recruitment, let your combination of skills provide a springboard into a myriad of postgraduate courses and careers, and contribute your answers to the many questions that society still asks. Please note that UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland have changed their names to become UHI North, West and Hebrides. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course is not currently available for Student Route visa sponsorship. International students (including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled status in the UK) can study the course from their home country. For students living in the UK and assessed as international for fee status, please refer to our website fees page for further information.
UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no element below 5.5|
|PTE Academic||58||58 average with 51 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section|
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:
Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6120||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6120||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£6120||Year 1|