Royal Holloway, University of London

Philosophy Royal Holloway, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate

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Are you looking to make sense of the world around you and to understand your place in it? Do you have a curious and inquisitive mind and are looking for a subject that teaches you how to think clearly and question perceptively, one that will sharpen your analytical skills and critical thinking? If so, then Philosophy is for you.

At Royal Holloway we have a unique approach to the subject that looks beyond the narrow confines of the Anglo-American analytic or the European tradition of philosophy focus on both traditions, their relationship and connections between them. The result has been the creation of a truly interdisciplinary and collaborative programme that brings together academic staff from departments across the university.

Based in the Department of Politics and International Relations, academic staff are not only dedicated teachers of the subject, but also experts and published authorities in their fields. Departmental specialisms include a wide range of philosophical topics such as ancient and Hellenistic philosophy, 19th and 20th Century European philosophy and contemporary analytic philosophy and American pragmatism.

In addition to lectures and seminars, as a new student you will meet weekly in small tutorial groups with a member of the philosophy staff to discuss a piece of work you have been set and to evaluate the essays you have written. This helps develop the kind of critical and personal skills you’ll need both for higher-level academic work and for your future career. At the end of this three-year degree course we will have helped you:

  • Develop your understanding of key philosophical texts

  • Acquire critical, analytical and group-working skills

  • Hone your skill in philosophical argument

  • Learn to understand the differing assumptions which inform central philosophical traditions

Plus, with the opportunity to examine (amongst other things) the mind and consciousness, aesthetics and morals, the self and others, the range of subjects available to Philosophy students at Royal Holloway guarantees that there will be something on offer that really engages you during your time with us.

Course details

Modules

Please refer to our website for information https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/philosophy/philosophy.aspx

Assessment method

Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or presentations.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

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

Course code V500
Institution code R72
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB - Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required.
- Socio-economic factors which may have impacted an applicant’s education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD BTEC must be in a related subject
Access to HE Diploma D: 24 credits
M: 21 credits
P: 0 credits
Access must be in a related subject area. Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education
Scottish Higher AABBB
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points Grades 6,5,5 at Higher Level with a minimum of 32 points overall
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD BTEC must be in a related subject plus one A-Level grade B
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D Plus two A-Levels graded B,B
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate

Combinations of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us at study@royalholloway.ac.uk to discuss your situation.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £16,900 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

*The tuition fee for UK and EU undergraduates is controlled by Government regulations, and for students who starting a degree in the academic year 2018/19 was £9,250 for that year, and is shown for reference purposes only. The tuition fees for UK and EU undergraduates have not yet been confirmed for students starting a degree in the academic year 2019/20. There is a different fee for a year spent abroad or working in industry.

Sponsorship information

https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/undergraduate/feesandfunding/bursariesandscholarships/home.aspx

Provider information

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Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham
TW20 0EX


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