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Philosophy & Cognitive Science BA (Hons)

New College of the Humanities

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Devon House, London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Summary**The Philosophy & Cognitive Science BA (Hons) combines a major in Philosophy with dual minors in Data Science and Psychology.Your major studies in Philosophy will investigate topics including ethics, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of the mind, and the philosophy of science. The Data Science minor explores the techniques underpinning artificial intelligence including coding in Python, machine learning, and natural language processing, as well as theoretical and practical issues surrounding AI and data ethics. The Psychology minor surveys fundamental principles, concepts, experiments, and issues in the major areas of contemporary scientific psychology. Together, these elements provide a very broad and deep foundation in the study of naturally and artificially intelligent systems, and teach the skills required for life and work in the 21st century.**Where can this degree take you?**Graduates of the Philosophy & Cognitive Science BA (Hons) will have a wide range of employable skills that can be applied in a diverse variety of occupations. They may find work in the tech sector in areas such as digital humanities, computational social science, or data journalism. They may progress into the public sector, helping to provide regulatory oversight of artificial intelligence applications. They may progress to a one-year conversion programme and then become a practicing clinical psychologist. They may apply their understanding of human behaviour and communication skills in the commercial sector. They may work in the charitable, third sector. They may progress to further study in philosophy and/or the cognitive sciences. As is often the way for philosophy majors, they are likely to find themselves in positions that are interesting, valuable, and therefore enjoyable, and well-remunerated by mid-career.Career paths of a few recent graduates of the Philosophy major at NCH London include: Jamie (Philosophy, 2015) graduated with a place at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, where he qualified as an accountant and progressed to the role of Audit & Accounts Senior. Frankie (Philosophy, 2015) is an Analyst at Kirkoswald Capital Partners. Raphael (Philosophy, 2015) is a trainee solicitor at Shearman Sterling LLP. Miles (2016) started at CRBE as a Business Analyst after graduating and is currently Global Business Manager at CBRE. Matthew (2016) took an MSc Public Policy & Administration at the LSE and is now Coordinator For International Relations at the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services, Israel. Meanwhile Thomas (Philosophy, 2016) is working on grass-roots educational projects in Athens. Salisa (2017) is currently a Civil Servant at the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales.Ruth (BA (Hons) Philosophy with Politics & International Relations 2018) is currently Policy Consultant & Researcher for Independent Higher Education.Iona (BA (Hons) Philosophy with Economics 2019) graduated with a place on the Civil Service Fast Stream and is currently Rough Sleeping Policy Adviser at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Val (BA (Hons) Philosophy with English, 2019) is currently studying for her Masters in Philosophy at the University of Oxford.More information about the course can be found at:

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 14,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : AAB

Students studying the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) alongside three A Levels may be eligible for an alternative offer.Please note that A Level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by NCH as one of your A Levels. We do not accept native language A Levels as part of your A Level offering.


University information

New College of the Humanities

  • Campus address

    Devon House, Devon House, 58 St. Katharines Way, London, Tower Hamlets, E1W 1JP, England

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