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Philosophy BA (Hons)

University of Liverpool
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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About this program

Philosophy BA (Hons)

As philosophers we ask many different questions. What am I? How should I live? What will humans be like in the future? How does language work? How can we take care of our planet?

Our expert staff will help you develop your own answers to these great questions through a combination of lectures on the answers given by great philosophers of the past and present, and seminars aimed at facilitating interaction between student and student, and student and teacher.

By the end of this programme, you will be able to understand complex and demanding texts, reason intelligently and imaginatively about ethical, metaphysical, and epistemological issues, and have a grasp of the advantages and problems of a wide range of metaphysical and ethical views.

Admission requirements

A level requirements

AAB (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

Applications encouraged. BTEC applications are encouraged. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits.

International Baccalaureate

35 overall with no score less than four

Irish Leaving Certificate

H1, H1, H2, H2, H2, H3

Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher

Scottish Highers at AAAAB or Scottish Advanced Highers at AAB, combinations are also welcome.

Welsh Baccalaureate

Advanced Accepted at grade A including AB at A Level Access 45 Level 3 credits at Distinction 

Extended Project Qualification

Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB offer with an A in EPQ.

Please note that Humanities and Social Sciences Honours Select programmes which have a Management, Law or Sociology component will not accept the EPQ.

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the school.

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Program content

Year One

Compulsory Modules

  • Critical, Analytical and Creative Thinking
  • Ethics: Moral Constraints and the Good Human Life
  • Introduction to Logic
  • Mind, Knowledge and Reality
  • Philosophical Insights
  • Philosophy Toolkit
  • Political Philosophy
  • The Eye of the Beholder: Art and Philosophy

Year Two

Optional Modules

  • Ancient Greek Philosophy: the Examined Life
  • Business Ethics
  • Knowledge and Epistemic Justice
  • Liberty, Justice and the Good Society
  • Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Moral Philosophy: Theory and Practice
  • Mythologies of Transhumanism
  • Philosophical Problem-solving
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of Science: Science in Society
  • Uses, Misuses and Abuses of Language

Year Three

Optional Modules

  • Aesthetics
  • Classical Chinese Philosophy
  • Digital Inquiry Project
  • Existentialism
  • Frontiers of Ethics
  • Health Care, Economics and Justice
  • Hellenistic and Neoplatonic Philosophy
  • Indian Philosophy
  • Mind, Brain and Consciousness
  • Philosophical Approaches to Conflict
  • Philosophy and Literature
  • Philosophy Dissertation
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Play and the VIrtual
  • School of the Arts Work Placements Module


Home (UK) Undergraduates: £9,250 per academic year

Career paths

Graduates in Philosophy obtain work in fields such as advertising, the arts, broadcasting, commerce, the civil service, computing, journalism, marketing, politics, law, management, and teaching. You have the opportunity during your degree for a placement with an appropriate partner where you can apply your academic learning to practical contexts and develop a range of skills attractive to future employers.

About this institute

University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool offers you the opportunity to join a diverse community of over 22,000 students following hundreds of programmes. The University of Liverpool is one of the UK's leading universities. We are renowned for our teaching and research...

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Contact info

University of Liverpool

14 Oxford St
L69 3BX Liverpool
United Kingdom


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