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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Philosophy
Student score
80% LOW
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£16.3k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers

Scottish Advanced Highers

A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC Public Services is not accepted

International Baccalaureate

If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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


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


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

Join a vibrant community of teaching and research staff, graduate students and undergraduates as we explore the great questions of life, both ancient and contemporary. You’ll investigate profound philosophical questions, from value, ethics and aesthetics, the mind, God and the universe, to philosophy’s relationship to science, the arts and the environment. This course is ideal whether you have studied philosophy before or are coming to the subject fresh. Either way, you will have an independent mind and be ready to question everything. Perhaps you aspire to go on to work in politics, journalism, publishing, advertising, teaching or law. Equally you might plan to progress to postgraduate study and research. On this course, your ideas matter. You’ll not only gain in-depth knowledge of philosophical approaches and techniques of argumentation, you’ll also learn how to develop, communicate and defend your own ideas. Throughout the course you’ll also hone your analytical, critical and research skills. You will develop strong problem-solving abilities, learn how to present rigorous arguments, and become confident in discussing difficult ethical issues and existential questions. Philosophy thrives on discussion. That is why, you will learn through lectures and your own study, and by debating issues with your lecturers in seminars. You’ll bring your questioning approach and inquisitive perspective, forming your own ideas and honing your interests by engaging in dialogue, as well as a variety of types of written work and exercises. Another of the most effective ways to study philosophy is through producing your own written work. Your tutors will help you refine your writing skills with constructive feedback and individual guidance. In core modules you’ll gain a strong foundation in a broad range of philosophical topics. You will then have the chance to tailor your studies to suit your interests by selecting your own optional modules, such as studying the philosophy of the environment, or world philosophies. You’ll have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad studying at one of our partner universities.


University of East Anglia UEA

On campus

With a wonderfully diverse range of courses and superb extra-curricular clubs and societies run by one of the most dynamic student unions in the country, UEA is a great place to both live and learn. Located in the beautiful city of Norwich it becomes no wonder UEA is consistently one of the best universities for student satisfaction.

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

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 78%
Student score 80% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
41% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
405 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £16.3k LOW
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are elementary storage occupations


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


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 a relatively popular option, with more than 2,000 students graduating in a philosophy-related subject in 2015 - a little down on previous years, but still healthy. 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 teaching, accountancy, consulting, journalism, PR, housing, marketing, human resources and the arts while a few go into the computer industry every year, where their logical training is highly rated.
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