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Philosophy and Economics BA (Hons)

UCL (University College London)

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UCAS CODE: VL51

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This three-year programme aims to provide an understanding of a range of central philosophical debates, together with a detailed education in economics. All major areas of philosophy are available for study, and the programme is run jointly with the highly regarded UCL Economics, where half your modules are taken.

Your learning

Our teaching is based on lectures and seminars that complement each other. In your first year, you will be introduced to the basic elements of philosophical reasoning through lectures, seminars and (optional) small-group tutorial classes. In years two and three your chosen modules will be taught by an expert from within our department through a combination of lectures, related seminars and classes.

Assessment

Assessment is by a mixture of coursework (essays) and written examination. You may also elect to submit a dissertation as one of your philosophy optional modules.

Careers

This programme will assist you in constructing and assessing philosophical positions and arguments, thereby teaching you how to analyse and present complex ideas. Such skills are transferable to non-philosophical contexts. Your knowledge of Economics will also be an asset in many professions.

Philosophy's emphasis on rigorous argumentation, logic, and clarity of thought and expression, makes philosophy graduates highly suitable for a wide variety of careers. Economics will also have given you valuable quantitative understanding.

Many recent UCL graduates have excelled in the legal profession, training as both solicitors and barristers, while others have entered publishing, journalism, the civil service, Parliament, or local government. Economics students may work in think tanks, development agencies and finance.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 21,260per 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 : A*AA

Mathematics A* required.Contextual Offers: please visit the course webpage for further details about our Access UCL scheme.

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University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    10th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 78 3

    5th out of 52

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    175 79%

    12th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    69th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    180 85%

    5th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    34th

    15

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