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Philosophy [with Placement year] BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Grapple with the big questions that have puzzled humans for centuries by studying for our BA (Hons) Philosophy degree in theheart of Cambridge.‘Who are we?’, ‘what can we know?’, and ‘what should we do to lead worthwhile lives?’ are just a few of the questions you’llconsider as you discover how great minds, past and present, have tried to answer them.As a BA (Hons) Philosophy student at ARU, you'll understand both the history of philosophy, as well as cutting edge debates incontemporary philosophy, within areas such as the Philosophy of AI, Ethics and the Philosophy of Art.Your studies will be supported by our expert philosophy lecturers, who offer one-to-one tutoring and personalised feedback. It’sthis support that helped our course rank as top Philosophy degree in the UK (National Student Survey 2020), as well as top for’Satisfied with Feedback’ (The Guardian University Guide 2021).You’ll develop your problem solving, critical thinking and judgement skills by analysing major philosophers’ ideas and arguments,developing your own views through rigorous, systematic and creative thought, and learning to use philosophical methods in youreveryday life.These are important skills, with the World Economic Forum ranking complex problem solving and critical thinking among the topten skills needed to succeed in today’s job market. As a Philosophy graduate you’ll have a wide range of careers open to youand you can take an optional placement year to discover what sort of role you’re best suited to.There’s the chance to engage in philosophical discussions and debates through the student-led Philosophy Society, and attendevents such as our Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture series.You could also boost your employability by learning a language with our Anglia Language Programme, or studying abroad for asemester.

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15 January

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UCAS Points : 96

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    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

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