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Interrogate what it means to be human and develop the personal and intellectual skills you need for any career that involves thinking, talking or writing about your ideas on this truly fascinating academic programme. Join us on a journey through traditional areas of theoretical philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, moral theory, and the philosophy of mind and language, as well as modern European philosophy and applied ethics. Our academics are all active researchers, and their work in areas such as bioethics, professional ethics, philosophy of mind and mental health, and philosophy and popular culture feeds directly into the modules they teach.
A philosophy degree is particularly suited to careers in advertising, the civil service, education, film and television, information technology, journalism, law, marketing, and management. However, the emphasis we place on transferrable skills means that philosophy graduates are able to apply these skills in differing contexts and have confidence and ability to work effectively in a varied range of occupations. You can learn a language and travel abroad with awards and bursaries through Worldwise, and spend a year or a semester studying overseas. Recent philosophy graduates have gone on to postgraduate study or teaching in primary schools and secondary schools (including A level Philosophy and/or Religious Studies), higher and further education institutes and teaching English abroad. Others have gone into management and administration in a range of public and private sector organisations. For students wishing to continue to postgraduate study at UCLan, we offer an MA by research and (of particular interest to those thinking of going into RE teaching), and an MA in Religion, Culture and Society. Some recent Philosophy graduates have also gone on to research degrees (MPhil/PhD in Philosophy).
Year 1: Compulsory Modules; Essential Study Skills for Higher Education, Developing Academic Knowledge, Target Award Extended Study, Learning by Experience. Year Long Modules; Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice, Introduction to Education, Childhood and Deaf Studies, Introduction to History, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Sociology, Film and Media Theory, Introduction to Literature, Introduction to Creative Writing, Themes in Archaeology, Introduction to Psychology
Year 2: Compulsory modules: Reason and Argument, Knowledge and Freedom, Problems in Contemporary Applied Ethics, The Value of Knowledge. Options: Science Fiction and Philosophy, Crime and Morality, Politics, Power and the State, + one further ‘elective’ option.
Year 3: Compulsory modules: Metaphysics and Epistemology, Foundations of Ethics, Phenomenology and Existentialism. Options: Philosophy of Mind, History of Political Ideas, Philosophy of Religion, plus one further ‘elective’ option.
Year 4: Compulsory modules: Contemporary Ethical Theory, Modern European Thought, Philosophy Dissertation. Options: Philosophy of Language, Humanity, Values and the Environment, Philosophy and Popular Culture, Contemporary Anglo-American Political Philosophy
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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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||72 points|
|A level||72 UCAS points at A2|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||72 UCAS points|
|Scottish Higher||72 UCAS points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||Pass IB Diploma including 72 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||72 UCAS points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DM|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||MMP|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DM|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||72 UCAS points|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£5,500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£5,500||Year 1|