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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy

Victoria University of Wellington
3 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Wellington
English
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Program description

The Victoria Bachelor of Arts (BA) will give you insights into cultures, languages, art, history, politics and societies that will challenge your thinking and expand your view of the world.

Philosophy

Philosophers attempt to answer big questions around human existence, knowledge, ethics and behaviour. Find out about the history of philosophy and meet influential thinkers like Plato, Descartes or Kant. You’ll learn about the philosophies at the heart of areas like religion, science, language or politics. Consider contemporary ethical issues like abortion, war and euthanasia and think about how we define what's right and what's wrong.

Course structure

For this degree you'll need to:

Complete at least 360 points, of which:

  • At least 240 points must be from courses listed for the BA
  • At least 80 points must be from 100-level courses listed for the BA
  • A maximum of 180 points can be at 100 level and
  • At least 180 points must be at 200 and 300 level
  • at least 75 must be from 300-level courses listed for the BA
  • Of the 75 points, up to 15 may come from courses listed for another degree when they are taken to satisfy the requirements of an additional major subject from another degree

In addition to the degree requirements, for this major you'll need to complete:

Two courses from PHIL 100-199

Two courses at 200 level from:

  • PHIL 200-299
  • INTP 261

Three courses at 300 level from:

  • PHIL 300-399
  • A Topic in Political Philosophy: Feminist Theory (POLS 362)

Future-proof your career

The job-market is changing fast with many current jobs predicted to be automated within 10 to 15 years. Gain skills valuable in any workplace studying for a BA develops your creativity, flexibility and imagination, and teaches you how to think critically and present an argument. You'll also develop research skills and learn to communicate complex ideas in both speech and writing.

Get your degree in a subject you have a genuine passion for and set yourself on a path to a fulfilling career. BA graduates are employed in almost every part of the workforce. Your ability to view things from different perspectives, and skills in research and analysis can be applied in a vast array of careers. At Victoria you'll be encouraged to think about how what you learn can contribute to a progressive, inclusive and internationally connected society.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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About this institute

Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington

Situated in New Zealand's vibrant, entrepreneurial capital city, Victoria University of Wellington offers students the opportunity to benefit from University connections to industries, government and research organisations strategically located in the capital. Victoria is proud to be New Zealand's number...


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