Philosophy BA (Hons)

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School of the Arts

Part of the School of the Arts, the Department of Philosophy is an exciting place to work and study. Staff and students together create an environment where critical, independent thinking flourishes, in a city that has a long tradition of welcoming radical thinkers and philosophers. Our friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere makes the exchange of ideas enjoyable, as well as intellectually stimulating.

Within the School of the Arts you will find a dedicated student support team, offering guidance and advice all the way from enrolment through to your graduation. The friendly team can offer support relating to pastoral care, disabilities, careers and study abroad options.


Political decisions affect pretty much every area of your life. By studying politics, you’ll find out about the theories and practices of power and governance, from local up to international level. Taught by experts who regularly appear in the media to share their expertise, you will learn a range of valuable skills that enable you to explore a number of careers.

The University of Liverpool Management School, which teaches the Economics on this degree, is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be AACSB-Accredited, placing within the top 5% of business schools in the world. It lives by its mission “to be a globally connected Management School, whose transformative teaching and research places us at the forefront of influential knowledge leadership”.

Which degree

A good degree is a great start to a successful career. Studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics will help you to be able to work with quantitative and qualitative data, to construct and assess arguments, to consider issues from a variety of perspectives, to identify and evaluate the principles and values that underlie debates, and to engage in debate in a respectful and dispassionate manner. These skills are useful not only for your career: they can influence how you conduct your personal life. You will find that many employers value the skills associated with being a Philosophy, Politics and Economics graduate.

Holly Martin

Holly Martin

Philosophy BA (Hons)

I think if you ask a lot of questions Philosophy is definitely for you. Every single day is different, you always leave a lecture asking questions and thinking critically about the world and life in general.

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