What A-levels do you need to study philosophy?
You don't necessarily need an A-level in philosophy to go on to study philosophy at university. Here's how to make sure your A-level line-up ticks admissions tutors' boxes…
Essential A-levels (or equivalent)
Useful A-levels (or equivalent)
- Classical civilisations.
- Religious studies / Theology.
Other typical A-levels taken by current philosophy students
- English literature.
Do note that many degrees will be open to you whichever A-levels you choose. Some courses will be happy with a subject just at AS-level while some courses may want the full A-level, so this is something to check before you finalise your A-level choices in Year 12.