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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.
This course offers the following subject options:
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
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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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|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|
|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
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|