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Philosophy with Foundation BA (Hons)

University of Reading

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This four-year programme includes a foundation year that leads directly into the three-year course. It provides an excellent route into a degree in philosophy if you do not have the typical entry qualifications.

Set your mind to tackling big topics: how one should live, what humans can know, and the nature of reality. We encourage you to confront your deepest beliefs in a philosophical way, engage with intellectual challenges, and enhance your global and multi-cultural awareness.

Experts from the Department of Philosophy will introduce you to central philosophical principles, concepts, problems, texts and figures. Discover the basic rudiments of philosophical argument, and explore topics that interest you - including mind, religion, ethics, language, crime and punishment, morality, and non-Western philosophy.


You will be supported to develop transferable skills over the course of your studies. Clear thinking, logical analysis and critical assessment are greatly valued in a variety of professional careers, such as law, politics, management and marketing.

Additionally, our focused career-related and skills-related modules will help you to think about your future career and how you could get there.

Recent graduates of our Department have found jobs in a range of sectors, including:

  • the Civil Service
  • journalism
  • consultancy
  • finance
  • local and central government
  • higher education.

Around one in four of our students continue their studies, including conversion courses and teacher training.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,320per 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 Reading

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  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 52

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    122 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%



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