Philosophy, Politics and Economics BA Add to your prospectus

  • 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
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Career prospects

Graduates in Philosophy obtain work in such fields 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 & 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

Four taught programmes are all available both full and part time: MA in Philosophy, MA in Art, Aesthetics, and Cultural Institutions (delivered in partnership with the Tate gallery), MA in Philosophy as a Way of Life, and the MA in Metaphysics, Mind and Language. 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

During the interview for my current position the interviewer was impressed that I had studied logic extensively as part of my Philosophy degree at Liverpool. 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.