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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

There are two related aspects of the BA Philosophy degree at Cardiff that mark it out among Russell Group universities. One is that there is a strong emphasis on ethics, politics, and aesthetics among the modules on offer. Although we do cover the full range of contemporary philosophical concerns, we are unusual in providing so much opportunity in these areas.The other is that our research and teaching is spread equally across both the ‘analytic’ and ‘Continental’ styles of Western philosophy. For historical reasons, most philosophy courses in the UK are almost entirely analytic. Some are almost entirely Continental. Only a very few are evenly balanced across the two approaches, allowing students to develop a full understanding of both with the possibility of an informed choice to specialise in one approach or the other.Your scheduled contact hours will be supplemented by the opportunity for individual meetings with academic staff, by supportive academic progress meetings with your personal tutor and by the opportunity to attend research seminars and careers activities.The School prides itself on nurturing a friendly, personalised and supportive environment for its students, with staff spending a great deal of time at various points in the semester in individual one-to-one meetings with students.Distinctive featuresThe distinctive features of the course include:•a strong emphasis on ethics, politics, and aesthetics•equal attention to ‘analytic’ and ‘Continental’ styles of Western philosophy.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,200per year

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,500 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide, giving students access to unique opportunities.
A wide range of dedicated support services for international students including pre-departure advice, airport pickups, personal tutor guidance and more.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 51 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    126 61%

    27th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    16th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    30th

    17

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