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Philosophy University of Lincoln Degree level: Undergraduate

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The BA (Hons) Philosophy degree at Lincoln offers students a chance to study one of the world’s oldest disciplines. The course aims to provide students with opportunities to ask some of the most fundamental questions about the world around us and to develop their understanding of the place we occupy within it. The discipline challenges students to question everything from apparently simple binaries such as ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, and ‘good’ and ‘evil’, right the way through to apparently unanswerable conundrums concerning the existence of God or how we can actually know anything at all. As well as being intrinsically interesting, Philosophy makes unique intellectual demands of students. To flourish, you will have the opportunities to learn how to think clearly, construct and defend arguments and you must be willing to explore a range of approaches to different topics. The Lincoln Philosophy degree offers a supportive environment designed to help you master these skills.

Course details

Modules

At Lincoln we take a history of ideas approach to Philosophy. Over the course of three years students can develop an understanding of a range of key areas, including ethics, philosophy of mind, theory of knowledge, political philosophy, and the philosophy of other academic subjects, for example religion or science. Students will also be introduced to major figures in the history of philosophy such as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hegel and Wittgenstein. Since Philosophy will be a new subject for many students, the first year of the degree offers a chance to study a range of modules, with increasing specialisation at levels two and three.

Assessment method

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.


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 V500
Institution code L39
Campus name Lincoln (Main Site)
Campus code L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points to include a minimum of 4 Highers or a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,100 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in placements. When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry. Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process. With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.

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