At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too.
Keele philosophers have particular strengths in researching mind, metaphysics and the meaning of life, as well as the history of philosophy.
You will explore central themes, such as moral and political philosophy, logic, epistemology, the philosophy of mind and will consider key philosophical problems about the nature of the world, the mind and the various solutions proposed. You’ll learn about different philosophical traditions past and present, including Anglo-American, Indian, Buddhist, Greek, French and German philosophy. You will study texts, think about ideas and formulate your own philosophical theories. The degree offers flexibility and a chance to specialise on a subject of your choice with a dissertation in the third year. You’ll enhance your logical and critical thinking skills, develop the use of sound arguments to defend your views, while detecting fallacies and other argumentative weaknesses.
Keele has a thriving student-led Philosophy Society, and the programme engages widely with other universities, especially through its Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture series.
This course provides a superb grounding in understanding the way people think and approach problems, which is why philosophy has a strong record for graduate employment among non-vocational degrees. You will possess highly developed skills in critical thinking and multiple approaches to problem solving, both of which are highly prized by employers. Keele philosophy graduates have gone into a wide range of different careers, including education, the law, finance, government, publishing, the media, the arts, business and information management, as well as going on to further study.
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