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Philosophy (BA)

Award
Bachelor of Arts
Typical offer
AAB to ABBView full entry requirements
Duration
3 years
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Avenue
UCAS course code
V500

About this course

Is there a god? Are our minds separate from our bodies? How much can we ever really know? On this 3-year BA Philosophy degree, you'll grapple with some of the most profound questions. You'll also develop critical thinking and analysis skills that will be essential in your future career.

This course will help you develop your own thoughts on abstract issues and introduce you to philosophical debate. You'll explore questions in core areas, such as:

  • ethics

  • epistemology

  • metaphysics

  • philosophy of mind

  • political philosophy

You'll apply philosophical thought to practical questions on subjects including:

  • global poverty

  • future generations

  • sex and gender

  • artificial intelligence

As part of this course you can:

  • get involved in many events, including talks by visiting philosophers and activities arranged by the student-led Philosophy Society

  • take part in the Philosophy Café, where you can discuss philosophy in an informal, relaxed atmosphere

  • develop research and presentation skills

  • choose from a wide range of optional modules to follow your interests

  • explore subjects as varied as scriptwriting and Islamic philosophy

This degree is also offered with a year studying abroad.

Course location

This course is based at Avenue, Southampton.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.