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  • Offers study abroad opportunities Offers study abroad opportunities
  • Opportunity to study for a year in China Offers a Year in China

Key information

  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: L0V0
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : Applications considered


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.

Which degree

A good degree is a great start to a successful career. Studying Philosophy will help you to be able to construct and assess arguments, to consider issues from a variety of perspectives, 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. Whether you choose to combine Philosophy with another subject, or study it by itself, you will find that many employers value the skills associated with being a Philosophy graduate.

Holly Martin

Holly Martin

Philosophy BA (Hons)

There is no other degree subject I’d rather do. 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. We do a wide range of western philosophy in Year One but as the years progress you have a lot more choice about what you want to specialise in, for example, Indian Philosophy and Feminist Philosophy.

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