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Philosophy Swansea University Degree level: Undergraduate

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“Philosophy” means the love of wisdom: it is the search for truth and understanding, whether about ourselves, society, the world or reality itself. It is a wide-ranging academic discipline, incorporating the study of ethics and morality, politics, human nature, knowledge and the universe. The BA Philosophy programme at Swansea introduces you to major philosophical theories and debates across different traditions and cultures. It will equip you with the ability to reflect on questions of fundamental importance (“How should we live our lives?”; “What is a just society like?”; “How can we know what exists?”); to think creatively and logically; and to debate issues in a clear and persuasive manner. An important focus of the Philosophy programme at Swansea is on applying philosophy to practical, contemporary problems. For example, what is the impact of technology on well-being and what it means to be human. How should forms of offensive or hateful speech be regulated? Thus, the study of philosophy is about both understanding the world and working out how to change it for the better.

We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for 2019 for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.

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 S93
Campus name Singleton Park Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International students, please visit, www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements. We require a minimum of IELTS 6.0 (5.5 in each component)


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BBB
Access to HE Diploma D: 21 credits
M: 24 credits
Access to Humanities Course
Extended Project We recognise the EPQ as an excellent indicator of success.

If you are predicted a Grade B or above in the EPQ, you will receive an offer with a one
grade reduction, to include your EPQ with a grade B.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSEs: English/Welsh Language Grade C
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B + BB at A-Level


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Provider information

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Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PP


Clearing contact details

Clearing Helpline

0800 094 9071

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Thursday 15th August - 7am - 8pm Friday 16th August 7am - 7pm Saturday 17th - Friday 23rd August 9am - 6pm Tuesday 27th August onwards 9am - 5pm


Course contact details

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The Admissions Office, Swansea University

01792 295111

Fax: 01792 295110