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Durham University

Education Studies (Philosophy)

UCAS Code: XV35
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Philosophy
  • Academic studies in education
Student score
75% LOW
95% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% MED
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Scottish Highers
AAABB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
36

Seventeen points (6, 6, 5) from Higher Level subjects.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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

100%

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

Modules

All years: Modules may include: learning and teaching; history of education; the context of education; ethics and values; knowledge and reality; introduction to logic; reading philosophy; educational research methods; identity, culture and education; learning in the early years; higher education (issues of exclusion and inclusion); key issues and dilemmas in the UK education system; education placement; philosophy of social science; Harry Potter and the age of illusion; philosophy of mind; philosophical logic; moral theory; modern philosophy 1; political philosophy; philosophy of religion; biomedical ethics past and present; science and religion; theory, literature and society; philosophy of the sciences; ancient philosophy west and east; dissertation in education studies; citizenship education; assessment and intervention in education; political sociology of education; education in a post-industrial society; responding to special educational needs; aesthetics; applied ethics; modern philosophy 2; language and mind; philosophical issues in contemporary science; twentieth-Century European philosophy; issues in contemporary ethics; gender, film and society; dissertation; metaphysics; history and philosophy of psychiatry.

Durham University

Queen's Campus

As one of the only collegiate-style unis in the UK, coming to Durham means that you are part of a close community from the moment you arrive. With huge participation in sport, drama, arts and societies there's something for everyone. After all, where else could you spend your first year living in a castle which was also, incidentally, used as a film set for Harry Potter

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
15%
85%

Year 1

15%
85%

Year 2

15%
85%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
48%
52%

Year 1

55%
45%

Year 2

33%
67%

Year 3

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 78%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

84%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

67%

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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
22% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
44% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
540 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
96% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

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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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 95% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

97%

Feedback on work has been helpful

85%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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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
29% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
26% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
497 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

19%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not classed as 'graduate level' in the stats, but many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.
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