University of Hull

Philosophy (with Foundation Year) University of Hull Degree level: Undergraduate

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Go beyond rote learning to gain the critical, analytical and intellectual skills that make employers sit up and take notice.

Studying philosophy at Hull means doing philosophy: engaging with current issues and emerging philosophical challenges. In doing that, you'll build and use the skills and methods that only a training in philosophy can provide.

  • Gain key skills and attributes to face a challenging and ever-changing world.

  • Take part in fortnightly debates with staff, fellow students and eminent visiting experts.

You'll grapple with fundamental questions about the nature of reality, consciousness and what it is to be human. You'll debate the big issues of the day, from cutting-edge genetics to artificial intelligence. And you'll apply your burgeoning skills and knowledge to contemporary real-world problems.

The foundation year is ideal to boost your skills and knowledge if you don't quite meet our academic entry requirements.

Official Team GB partners

Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it.

What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership.

We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else.

Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb

Course details

Modules

Foundation Year

Compulsory modules

Politics, War and Ethics
English Language for Academic Purposes 1
English Language for Academic Purposes 2
Academic Study Skills
The Power of Ideas
Introduction to Study in the Humanities

Year 1

Compulsory modules

The Problems of Philosophy
Reason, Logic and Argument
Science and Society
Philosophy, History and Ideology
The Philosophy of Contemporary Thought and Culture
God, Evil and the Meaning of Life

Year 2

Compulsory modules

Moral Philosophy
20th Century Philosophy
Contemporary Epistemology
Philosophical Research Methods
Mind, Brain and Behaviour

Optional modules

Theorising Gender
Environmental Philosophy

Year 3

Compulsory module

Philosophy Dissertation

Optional modules

Contemporary Aesthetics
Wittgenstein on Knowledge and Certainty
Gender, Science and Knowledge
Key Philosophical Thinkers
Confucian Philosophy
Detection, Depiction, Deception

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree.

Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.


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 V501
Institution code H72
Campus name The University of Hull
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points

The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree. We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
For applicants with Level 3 qualifications, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit www.hull.ac.uk
Institution's Own Test University of Hull English Language Programme 60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

http://www2.hull.ac.uk/Choose-Hull/Study-at-Hull/Admissions/English-language-requirements.aspx

http://www2.hull.ac.uk/Choose-Hull/Study-at-Hull/Admissions/English-language-requirements.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £14,000 Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination). There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. We work hard to help ease money concerns during your time at university with a range of scholarships and bursaries that can make a huge difference to your budget. See www.hull.ac.uk/scholarships for more details.

Provider information

Visit our website

University of Hull
Admissions Office
Cottingham Road
Hull
HU6 7RX


Clearing contact details

Admissions Service

01482 466100

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Monday - Thursday, 9.00am - 5.30pm; Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm


Course contact details

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Main Contact

01482 466100


Undergraduate Admissions Team

01482 466100