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University of Nottingham

Philosophy (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: V50F

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Pass Access to HE Diploma

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M3,P1

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D,M,M

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C

Plus BBBCC at Higher Level

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C,C

Plus two Advanced Higher Subjects with grades BC

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

Grade B plus two A levels grades CC or Grade C plus two A levels grades BC

UCAS Tariff

88-123

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67%
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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Philosophy

This course offers a diverse and comprehensive overview of analytic philosophy, with considerable flexibility throughout the degree to tailor your studies to suit your personal interests and aspirations. You will enjoy teaching from academically renowned staff, who will inspire and encourage you as you pursue your chosen pathways of study. This teaching is complemented by access to our outstanding facilities, including a dedicated Manuscripts and Special Collections archive. You will also have many opportunities to put your learning into practical use, through schemes such as our voluntary opportunities in local schools.

Modules

During your foundation year you will develop the skills and knowledge required to progress onto degree level study. The degree course offers a diverse and flexible approach to philosophy. In year one, modules guide you through principles of good reasoning, argumentation, and writing. During year two, you’ll choose from a variety of modules, building on material studied in year one. In philosophy, modules typically cover social issues, the mind, ethics, freedom, Asian philosophy, the nature of reality, meaning, and understanding science. Final-year philosophy modules reflect the research expertise of our faculty, including metaphysics, ethics, logic, philosophy of science, and criminal law. You may also opt to write a dissertation on a subject of your choosing.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Nottingham

Department:

School of Sociology and Social Policy

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Philosophy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Philosophy

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

84%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Philosophy

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,198
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Public services and other associate professionals
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Philosophy

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£26k

£26k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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