Combined Honours

Philosophy

Philosophy

We give you a thorough grounding in the main branches of philosophy, in both the continental and analytic traditions. You'll also learn from elements of non-western thought.

UCAS Code: BA Combined Honours (Y001)

Subject summary

Taking philosophy as part of your Combined Honours degree, will enable you learn how to question, analyse and balance multiple (and often opposing) points of view.

These are valuable skills, required in a wide range of careers.

Our modules provide students with with thorough grounding in the main branches of Philosophy in both the continental and analytic traditions. Students will also explore the relationship between Philosphy and other aresa of human endeavour such as the arts, religion and the natural and social sciences.

In Stage 1, students explore topics in:

  • ethics
  • epistemology
  • the philosophy of religion
  • existentialism

You'll get the chance to explore issues such as the nature of freedom and the self, the existence of God and the origin of our ethical values.

In Stages 2 and 3, you can focus on issues concerning political and social philosophy, metaphysics and the philosophy of:

  • culture and the arts
  • language
  • science and technology

Your study will also look at issues such as the nature of the just society, creativity and taste, artificial intelligence, the nature of mind, the network society, models of communication and the nature of truth and knowledge.

Pre-requisites

There are no special requirements for taking philosophy as part of your Combined Honours degree.

Modules

For more information on the modules available, visit the Philosophy Module List. Modules are subject to change and could differ on an annual basis.

Contact us

If you have any questions about choosing philosophy as part of your Combined Honours degree, just email us.

Ask the subject adviser for philosophy.