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Philosophy University of Liverpool Degree level: Undergraduate

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God. Morality. Mind. Reality. Art. If you want to spend three years engaging with some of the biggest and hardest questions with which humanity has ever grappled, then Philosophy BA (Hons) is the degree for you. The expert staff of the Department of Philosophy will help you develop your own answers to these great questions through a combination of lectures on the answers given by great philosophers of the past and present, and seminars aimed at facilitating interaction between student and student, and student and teacher.
By the end of this programme, you will be able to understand complex and demanding texts, reason intelligently and imaginatively about ethical, metaphysical, and epistemological issues, and have a grasp of the advantages and problems of a wide range of metaphysical and ethical views.

This programme is available with a Year in China. The Year in China allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China please put the option code YC in the Further Choices section of your UCAS application form.

Course details

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Year in China

Modules

By the end of this programme, you will be able to understand complex and demanding texts, reason intelligently and imaginatively about ethical, metaphysical and epistemological issues, and have a grasp of the advantages and problems of a wide range of metaphysical and moral views. Topics covered include: aesthetics, epistemology, history of philosophy, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, and political philosophy. If you are curious about philosophical thought outside of mainstream Western traditions, you can choose to study modules on existentialism and on Indian philosophy. The programme includes a compulsory formal logic component, and you have the option to complete a 10,000 word dissertation on a philosophical topic of your choice in Year Three.


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 L41
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
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD Applications considered. BTEC applications are encouraged. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits and may make offers at DDM.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
30 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit
Scottish Higher AABBB
Extended Project A Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 points 33 overall with no score less than four
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A Accepted at grade A including BB at A Level


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees for Home/EU Undergraduates If this is your first degree and you are a Home or EU student, you do not have to pay your fees upfront. Instead, you can take out a tuition fee loan which is paid straight to the University. This is available to most students, no matter what their household income (including EU students). For students applying for 2019 entry Tuition fees for 2019 entry are £9,250. Exceptions to the £9,250 fee: Some of our programmes charge less than the full £9,250 fee: Foundation programmes: the fee for the foundation year of specified programmes at Carmel College and Birkenhead Sixth Form College is £5,140. Programmes with a year in industry or a year abroad: the fee for students spending a full year working in industry is £1,850. The fee for students spending a full year abroad is £1,385.

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