University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Philosophy University of Wales Trinity Saint David Degree level: Undergraduate

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• Philosophy explores the big questions – Who are we? What is our place in the world? How should we live? What is reality? Philosophy approaches such questions through argument, vision and imagination.
• Philosophy is different from other academic disciplines in that it teaches you not what to think, but how to think, challenging one's beliefs and assumptions about the world.
• Studying philosophy encourages the development of core skills highly prized by employers: the ability to think clearly, logically, and creatively; communicate articulately and accurately; analyse critically and rigorously. Philosophy graduates are all-rounders: thoughtful, insightful, and versatile.
• We take an immersive approach to learning offering a diverse range of teaching approaches, including lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshop sessions.
• You will attend small-group classes with a focus on discussion and learning activities to encourage the self-development and critical reflection accepted as key to the development of personal and professional capacities.

Fancy studying another subject alongside philosophy and anthropology?

Interested in history, English literature, creative writing, ancient civilisations, the environment or classics?

This joint honours programme gives you the opportunity to diversify your studies by studying other areas. For example, you could combine your course with modules in any of the above subjects or with modules in the following ones:

Politics: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/undergraduate/politics--economics/politics-pathway

Economics: https: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/undergraduate/politics--economics/economics-pathway

Ecology: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/undergraduate/ecology/ecology-pathway

International Development: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/undergraduate/international-development-and-global-politics/international-development-pathway

Other humanities subjects: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/undergraduate

Course details

Modules

Taking into account that student choices and requirements can differ radically, as well as ensuring a rounded knowledge of philosophy generally, the scheme offers modules covering a wide range of topics and issues. Some of the areas of study include, for example, ethics, self and identity, knowledge and reality, equality, justice, existentialism, animal ethics, political philosophy, environmental issues, freedom, Buddhist philosophy, and the history of ideas (spanning from the Pre-Socratic period through to the early modern period and contemporary philosophy). You will have the opportunity to study the works of some of the greatest philosophers of all time, including, for example, Plato, Aristotle, Russell, Sartre and Wittgenstein. Options to study abroad may also be available.

A range of modules in other disciplines is offered alongside your main subject modules. You could take modules in, for example, history, English, classics, creative writing or any of our other humanities subjects.

Assessment method

The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following types​ of assessment: essays of 1000 to 4000 words in length, document analyses, book reviews, short reports and reflective journals, timed tests, take-home exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wikis, commentaries and film evaluations.


How to apply

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 V502
Institution code T80
Campus name Lampeter Campus
Campus code L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £11,500 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David
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Carmarthen
SA31 3EP


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