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Philosophy (Including 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

    05-OCT-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our BA Philosophy will feed your intellectual curiosity and challenge your thinking. You’ll acquire the skills required to dig deeper into ideas and question received wisdom. You’ll rigorously examine the most fundamental questions about human life: Does God exist? Is material success all that counts in life? What do I owe to others? How free am I to decide my own future?At Essex, we take philosophy back to its roots in everyday existential, social, and political problems. We embrace the relevance of philosophy to other forms of enquiry - political, cultural, legal, medical, aesthetic – and bring this to bear on urgent issues in public life, such as the controversial issues raised by mental health legislation or public policy regarding end of life care.We cover a wide range of topics from the meaning of life to capitalism and its critics, from ancient philosophy to current trends in European thought; and we have particular strengths in the areas of:- Ethics- Political philosophy- Philosophy of religion- European philosophy (including critical theory, phenomenology, and existentialism)We are involved in many exciting and interdisciplinary research projects, and have active links with other areas including Political Science, Law, Sociology, Psychoanalysis, and Art History.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,700per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    39th

  • 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

    29th out of 55

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    116 56%

    35th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    27th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.70 74%

    42nd

    16

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