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University of Winchester

Liberal Arts

UCAS Code: V590

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

Entry requirements


We welcome applications from students who are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We normally look for applicants to have studied a course that is in a similar subject and offers are usually made in line with our published tariff point range.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 in English Language is required.

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About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

6 years | Part-time | 2018

Subject

Philosophy

You explore a range of profound and important ideas and concepts, unrestricted by academic subject boundaries and underpinned by an integrated approach to the curriculum. You read and reflect on many of the most influential texts in the Western tradition, and beyond it, and discuss your own responses both in writing and orally. Study on the programme draws on classical and modern texts, as well as contemporary and popular culture, including film, music and art. In the first academic year, you are introduced to the Liberal Arts of ancient and medieval times, but complemented by modern themes and texts. You explore some of the most profound mysteries surrounding human existence and the science of the cosmos, and the question of freedom and its relation to enlightenment. In addition, you can choose to question the meaning of ‘higher’ education both present and past, to explore representations of the ‘fall’ in art and literature, to examine philosophy in cinematic film, to learn about the Renaissance, and to study tragedy in ancient culture. In the second academic year, there are two compulsory modules that deepen our understanding of freedom by reading some of the most influential texts and thinkers within social theory, philosophy, art and science from the last two and half thousand years of European culture and beyond. In addition, there are a number of optional modules that you can choose from according to your own interests. In the final academic year, you produce a dissertation on a subject of your choosing. The core modules undertake an adventure into some of the most profound questions concerning human existence and the idea of freedom. The optional modules look at many aspects of liberal arts education in detail, enabling you to pursue areas you are most interested in, including studies in the Holocaust, nature, the soul, religion(s), art, music, science, literature and education. All modules share a philosophical approach in exploring their issues and questions.

Modules

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Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Winchester

Department:

Department of Education Studies and Liberal Arts

TEF rating:
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Philosophy

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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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.

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