Philosophy Anglia Ruskin University

Tackle the big questions that have mystified humanity since the dawn of consciousness and learn how the greatest thinkers have tried to answer them. Discuss, debate and develop your thinking as you learn invaluable skills for your future employment.
This course will introduce you to the really big puzzles that have fascinated humanity for centuries. You’ll consider questions like ‘who are we?’, ‘what can we know?’ and ‘what should we do to lead worthwhile lives?’, and learn how past thinkers have attempted to answer them.

With modules that focus on European philosophy, you’ll discuss and debate issues around art, science, literature and politics, and develop your thinking to become more rigorous, systematic and creative.

You’ll study the ideas and arguments of some of the major philosophers in history through their own writings, and explore the fundamental theories of metaphysics, aesthetics, moral and political philosophy and literature.

Philosophy will train you in skills of immediate relevance to today’s society, such as critical analysis, argument, reflection and judgement.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Start date

    17 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

Year one, core modules

Ancient Philosophy Rights and Responsibilities Introduction to Philosophy Western Civilisation 1: Antiquity to the Renaissance Western Civilisation 2: Reformation to the Modern Age

Year one, optional modules

Current Topics in Ethics

Year two, core modules

The Rationalists: Early Modern Philosophy The Empiricists Mind and World Ethics

Year two, optional modules

Philosophy of Art Existence and Authenticity Applied Ethics

Year three, core modules

Major Project Varieties of Scepticism

Year three, optional modules

Enlightenment and Modernity: The Philosophical Legacy Reason and Religious Belief Philosophy Special Subject Concepts of Good and Evil Media and Philosophy

Optional modules available all years

Anglia Language Programme

Assessment method

For a full breakdown of module options and credits, please view the module structure.

You’ll demonstrate your learning through a combination of exams, essays, portfolios, presentations, reviews and reports, as well as your final-year Major Project.


How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code V501
Institution code A60
Campus name Cambridge Campus

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels.
A level 120 UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A Levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma 120 UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted.
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diplomas at overall Pass grade are accepted.
Scottish Higher UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted.
UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/philosophy

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,200 * Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/help-with-finances/uk-eu-undergraduate#tuitionfees Please note fees for International Students are for 2017 entry. 2018 International Fees are to be confirmed.