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Philosophy and Sociology (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad) 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

    5 Years

Course summary

Our five-year BA Philosophy and Sociology (including foundation year and year abroad), will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the four-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your academic skills in order to support your academic performance. This five-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study, plus a study abroad year. During your Year Zero, you study three academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory academic skills module. Not just quiet contemplation – philosophy has great practical value. You study philosophy and sociology together in order to appreciate the relationships between them with a degree of critical awareness. Philosophy analyses broad ideas around human life and the nature of existence. It concerns theories of reality, knowledge, morality, ethics, rights, legality and aesthetics. Sociology examines the different kinds of social tensions, interactions and networks that make up everyday life. It asks why individuals, groups, cultures and peoples are the way they are and how they might be different. Combining these two disciplines equips you with the critical thinking skills valued by employers and prepares you for careers in a variety of industries. You spend your third year studying abroad allowing you to experience other cultures and languages, to broaden your degree socially and academically, and to demonstrate to employers that you are mature, adaptable, and organised.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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(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

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    27th out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

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    104 49%

    44th

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  • Graduate prospects

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    66 66%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    25th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    111 64%

    59th

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    44th

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  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    113 57%

    59th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    50th

    26

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