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Undergraduate teaching in the Department is organised on a modular system. You will normally aim to take a total of 360 course credits over the three years of the degree. Most course modules are for 15 credits, earned through a mix of essays and a written exam, though some (eg the dissertation) earn 30 credits. The modules become progressively more advanced over the degree course. There are three levels of modules (four, five and six) which broadly correspond to the first, second and third years of the degree, though there is some flexibility in the second and third years. The purpose of this system of assessment is to allow you to build up your philosophical knowledge and skills, with each stage giving you a good grounding for the next.
In our undergraduate teaching, we aim to combine a wide range of study options with direct staff to student contact. Our emphasis on small-group teaching in tutorials and seminars makes King’s an excellent place to express your ideas both in writing and in philosophical discussion with your fellow students and instructors.
Our assessment mixes examinations and essays, and all modules offer formative assessment to let you explore your ideas. The class of degree you are awarded will be determined by your performance in each year of your course, and will, to an extent, build on one another. The purpose of this system of assessment is to allow you to build philosophical material and skills, each stage giving you a good grounding for the next.
The Department is based at the Strand Campus, in the heart of central London, putting you close to all our facilities and within easy reach of the cultural attractions of the Southbank and Covent Garden. The library and computing facilities are readily accessible together with the opportunity to use the University of London library at Senate House.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAA||Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 36 credits
M: 9 credits
P: 0 credits
|Scottish Higher||AAB||Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, D3||Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||35 points||including 6,6,6 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H1, H2, H2, H2, H2|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Not accepted|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AA||Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.|
Preferred subjects: None
Required subjects: None
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill|
|IELTS (Academic)||7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill|
|Institution's Own Test||Pass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 7|
|PTE Academic||69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill|
|TOEFL (iBT)||100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills|
|Trinity ISE||Level III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill|
We also accept the English Language component of a number of International and European qualifications as meeting our English Language requirements. These can include GCSE English, the International Baccalaureate, the Abitur or the French Baccalaureat. For more details, please see our website. Please note that the course requirements are under Band B.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||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.