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Philosophy with Human Rights (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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UCAS CODE: V6M9

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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

    4 Years

Course summary

Philosophy has great practical value, which lends itself to the practice of defending human rights. Our philosophy academics have particular strengths in the areas of ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of religion, and European philosophy (including critical theory, phenomenology, and existentialism). What is more important – moral obligation or the ‘easy way out’? Should we allow asylum seekers to settle in other countries? What are their rights once they are here? Is it the right thing to do if they have a criminal record? These are the kind of questions that those practicing in the human rights fields must contend with – and the critical thinking skills gained from studying philosophy enables you to form a logical and reasoned argument. You spend your third year on a placement gaining relevant work experience within an external business or organisation, giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market and providing you with key contacts within the industry.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,850per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 103 5

    51st out of 103 3

    32nd out of 52 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    107 49%

    72nd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    70th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    59th

    18
  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    103 47%

    85th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    61st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    60th

    32
  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    104 49%

    44th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    25th

    5

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