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UK Philosophy Courses

From pre-Socrates to the present day, UK philosophy courses allow you to focus on what interests you

Philosophy degrees at UK universities are taught by internationally respected academics and researchers who will engage with your ideas, thoughts and beliefs.

Philosophy teaches us how to think and react to the world around us, asking questions about the universe and our place in it. International students who wish to study a philosophy degree in the UK will be introduced to the principles of ethics, logic and reasoning, developing critical and analytical thinking, and studying modules such as metaphysical philosophy, mind, language and representation and meta-ethic.

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Philosophy Careers

Popular career avenues for philosophy graduates include social work, consultancy, journalism, charities, teaching, finance, marketing and PR, civil services and the law. Philosophy graduates are highly skilled in understanding complex information, writing clearly and effectively and critically assessing different points of view, improving their employability prospects.

Philosophy Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: Minimum 32 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB including Biology and Physics.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 7.0 overall, with no lower than 6.5 in any one component.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Philosophy in the UK?

To learn more about the best philosophy courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Philosophy universities in the Guardian University Guide 2024 below:

  1. University of Oxford
  2. University of St Andrews
  3. University of Cambridge
  4. London School of Economics and Political Science
  5. University of Lincoln
  6. Bangor University
  7. University of Aberdeen
  8. Durham University
  9. University of Southampton
  10. University College London

Study Philosophy in the UK

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