Mathematics and Philosophy BA (Joint Hons)

Key information


Career prospects

Graduates in Philosophy obtain work in fields such as advertising, the arts, broadcasting, commerce, the civil service, computing, journalism, marketing, politics, law, management, and teaching. You have the opportunity during your degree for a placement with an appropriate partner where you can apply your academic learning to practical contexts and develop a range of skills attractive to future employers.

Recent employers

  • Grantismedia
  • Kurt Godel Research Center
  • University of Vienna
  • NY Stock Exchange
  • Open Eye Gallery
  • Philosopher’s Information Center
  • Tate Liverpool.

Work experience opportunities

We work closely with the University’s award-winning Careers and Employability Service to offer a 30-credit, year-long module (SOTA300) that incorporates a placement with a local company, group, or institution related to your subject, providing practical/vocational experience. We have recently organised placements at significant local institutions such as The Athenaeum and Liverpool University Press.

Postgraduate opportunities

Two taught programmes are available both full-time and part-time:

There are also opportunities to undertake research degrees.

Qualifying you for life

Transferable skills fostered through the study of Philosophy include:

  • Creative, critical and independent thinking
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Efficient time and information management
  • The ability to organise and present a persuasive case
  • The ability to recognise relevant information.

Mark Moreau
Philosophy BA (Hons)

Development Editor
Emerald Group Publishing

Working in a fast paced editorial department means that I have to quickly identify, analyse and evaluate arguments on a daily basis. Studying Philosophy at Liverpool equipped me perfectly for the role. When it came to presenting my ideas to the board of directors I was, again, more than prepared. Whilst studying Philosophy at Liverpool I was constantly pushed to develop and present my own arguments and evaluate those of others.