Philosophy BA (Hons)

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: V500
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAB / IB : 35 / BTEC : Applications encouraged
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If you’re considering this subject as a combination within Honours Select, please refer to our Honours Select page for further information about entry requirements.

Entry Requirements

A level offerAAB
BTEC Level 3 National Extended DiplomaApplications encouraged. BTEC applications are encouraged. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits.
International Baccalaureate35 overall with no score less than four
Irish Leaving CertificateH1, H1, H2, H2
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherScottish Highers at AAAAB or Scottish Advanced Highers at AAB, combinations are also welcome.
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedAccepted including BB at A Level
EU entry requirementsEU Qualifications
Access45 Level 3 credits at Distinction
International entry informationYour country
Extended Project QualificationApplicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB offer with an A in EPQ.

Please note that Humanities and Social Sciences Honours Select programmes which have a Management, Law or Sociology component will not accept the EPQ.
Mature students and access courses

Studying for a degree later in life can be highly rewarding and our mature students are among some of our most successful. However, we appreciate that it is a big step for you to take, and that you’ll have lots of questions that you’ll want to discuss with us. We’re here to help, so please do get in touch.

Our Mature Students and Access courses pages contain lots of information and, importantly, a point of contact to talk things through with you.

Other Qualifications

If your qualifications are not listed here or you are taking combinations of qualifications please contact us for details.

General Studies

Most (see exceptions below) of our non-clinical programmes welcome General Studies as an A level upon which we will make an offer.

General Studies is not considered for:

  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Dentistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Management School
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthoptics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Veterinary Science