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This degree addresses important questions about how we see and understand the world around us.
What is reality? How can we know about it – and how do we know that we have such knowledge in the first place? Can we trust what scientists say, and is science ever truly objective? On this course you’ll engage with questions that have shaped the modern world.
As well as fundamental questions about knowledge, language, reality and moral and political life, you’ll learn about the ways in scientific theories and methods have developed over the years and the roles that science, technology and medicine play in society today.
Core modules introduce you to key approaches, thinkers and methods in each subject. You’ll learn to construct and defend effective arguments and think about the nature of scientific evidence and ideas. You’ll also expand your knowledge through a wide range of optional modules on topics like philosophy of biology, science and religion, metaphysics and aesthetics.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
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
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. An interview and a piece of written work may be required.|
|Scottish Higher||AB in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers, or A in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers, or AAAABB in Highers.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M1, M1|
|Extended Project||Where an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be ABB at A Level and grade A in the EPQ.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||35 points||35 points overall including 16 at Higher Level.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3|
European Baccalaureate: 80%
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||With no less than 6.0 in any component.|
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme can apply for to study our pre-sessional English course with a progression route to the degree programme.