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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Philosophy is for people who find they are bothered by questions that their friends can cheerfully ignore. They do not want to settle for conventional answers and received wisdom, but rather arrive at answers that stand up to the most searching examination.

Studying undergraduate Philosophy at the University of Birmingham will give you access to world-class talent in fields as diverse as Metaphysics, Philosophy of Psychiatry, Epistemology, Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, and the Philosophy of Mind. On this degree course, we will develop and refine your philosophical skills and background knowledge to enable you to engage with some of the deepest questions human beings have ever asked.

You will meet the great minds of history and the present day on equal terms, not just learning what they thought, but engaging with them critically. In the first year of your degree, you will focus on the fundamentals of western philosophy, including its history and contemporary concerns. In your second and final year, you will have the opportunity to tailor your course so that you can focus on the areas of Philosophy that interest you most.

Employability

By studying a Philosophy degree at the University of Birmingham, you will acquire skills highly sought after by employers in the graduate job market:

  • Understanding complex information
  • Writing clearly and effectively
  • Building a case to critically assess a particular point of view
  • Respecting the views of others even if they disagree with you
  • Generally thinking for yourself

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,740per 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 Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 52

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    155 73%

    16th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    28th

    9

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