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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

88-104

% applicants receiving offers

96%

Subjects
  • Philosophy
Student score
93% HIGH
% employed or in further study
83% LOW
Average graduate salary
£15k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
88-104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 88-104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

96%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Our Philosophy provision ranked 2nd in the UK for Student Satisfaction in the Sunday Times University Guide 2015. Tackle the big questions that have mystified humanity since the dawn of consciousness and learn how the greatest thinkers have tried to answer them. Discuss, debate and develop your thinking as you learn invaluable skills for your future employment. This course will introduce you to the really big puzzles that have fascinated humanity for centuries. Youâ??ll consider questions like â??who are we?â??, â??what can we know?â?? and â??what should we do to lead worthwhile lives?â??, and learn how past thinkers have attempted to answer them. With modules that focus on European philosophy, youâ??ll discuss and debate issues around art, science, literature and politics, and develop your thinking to become more rigorous, systematic and creative. Youâ??ll study the ideas and arguments of some of the major philosophers in history through their own writings, and explore the fundamental theories of metaphysics, aesthetics, moral and political philosophy and literature.

Modules

Year 1: Core modules: Ancient philosophy; current topics in ethics; introduction to philosophy; rights and responsibilities; western civilisation 1: antiquity to the renaissance; western civilisation 2: reformation to the modern age. Optional modules: Meaning of life; Anglia language performance. Year 2: Core modules: The rationalists; philosophy of art; the empiricists; existence and authenticity; mind and world. Optional modules: Ethics; applied ethics; Anglia language programmes. Year 3: Core modules: Major project; varieties of scepticism. Optional modules: Enlightenment and modernity; philosophy of religion; Aristotleâ??s ethics; concepts of good and evil; Anglia language programme.

Anglia Ruskin University

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Anglia Ruskin University is a progressive university, breaking into the top 350 educational institutions in the World in 2017*. ARU's fantastic academics will link theory with practice in a friendly and supportive environment; just one of the reasons that ARU's students have recorded some of the highest satisfaction rates across the University. With a campus in the very heart of the City of London offering you unprecedented access to a host of potential employers and careers, ARU London is the perfect place for you to build the skills and gain the knowledge which will propel you to a successful career. 
 

* The Times World University Rankings 2017

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 100%
Student score 93% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

84%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

100%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
45% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
227 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
64% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 83% LOW
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are secretarial and related occupations

10%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Although there aren't a lot of jobs around for professional philosophers, philosophy degrees are an increasingly popular option, with more than 2,300 students graduating in a philosophy-related subject in 2012. Nearly a quarter of philosophy graduates take a postgraduate qualification, and it's a relatively common subject at both Masters and doctorate level – so if you think academic life might be for you, think ahead about how you might fund further study. For those who go into work, philosophy grads tend to go into education, management, marketing, community work, human resources and the finance industry, while a few even went into IT, where their logical training can be very useful.
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