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Philosophy and Literature (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    07-OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Many employers seek graduates with the critical thinking skills to solve practical problems, both logically and creatively. Our BA Philosophy and Literature trains you to do this and provides you with a rigorous training in both philosophy and literature. Our wide-ranging and flexible curriculum embraces different traditions of philosophical thought, and explores English literature through several genres and periods. Our philosophical strengths lie in the areas of ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of religion, and European philosophy (including critical theory, phenomenology, and existentialism). Meanwhile our academics from our Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies are award-winning poets, novelists, playwrights and writers. We're proud of our literary legacy and over the years we've been home to Nobel Prize winners, Booker Prize winners and Pulitzer Prize winners. You spend your third year on a placement gaining relevant work experience within an external business or organisation, giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market and providing you with key contacts within the industry.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,850per year

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

University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 106 8

    32nd out of 52 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    114 56%

    55th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    32nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    69th

    27
  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    104 49%

    44th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    25th

    5

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