University of East Anglia

=188 th
World University Rankings 2018
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Philosophy

Philosophy is a fantastic degree choice for independent thinkers, and – beyond studying it for it’s own sake – it will help you prepare for any number of careers that involve asking questions, gathering evidence, drawing conclusions and then communicating your arguments, such as within law, politics, journalism, and even advertising.   You don’t need to have studied Philosophy before to join our degree programme, you simply need to be prepared to work hard – and to challenge everything. Your studies will begin with carefully designed beginner modules, which lay the foundations across all fields.    You will study great thinkers from the past, grapple with puzzles about ethics, God and religion, about the mind, about language and how it relates to the world. What is there? How do we know? Does science have all the answers? What if there is a God? When, if ever, has anyone found the answers to these questions? These are just a few of the questions you’ll investigate. You can explore the philosophies of the non-Western world, engage with burning political or environmental issues, or examine the thinking behind literature or film. And your teachers will be scholars currently engaged in cutting-edge research in all these fields.    You can build your own tailored studies through your second and third years, when you’ll have an open choice of philosophy themes to follow. Examples include environmental philosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of language, ethics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, logic, philosophy of art, literature and film. And in your final year you’ll undertake either a one-to-one dissertation or a small group special subject.   Our “guided options” system also allows you to take selected classes from other departments in relatable themes, such as gender studies, classical ideas, creative writing, film studies, or languages and culture. You can choose to broaden your studies in this way for one, two or all three years of your degree.    Philosophy thrives on discussion. That is why – as well as through lectures and independent study – you will explore and debate topics with your lecturers and fellow students in seminars, workshops and tutorial groups. You’ll also develop your thinking and communication skills through a variety of types of written work and exercises, both in teaching and assessment.   Throughout your time at UEA you’ll work in close partnership with our lecturers and professors, who have produced work that’s discussed the world over. Studying at the forefront of philosophical thinking, you’ll be listening to your lecturers as they develop new ideas, and helping them to identify new ways forward.    Even when studying texts from the past, Philosophy involves fresh thinking, so our module content is newly worked over every time it’s delivered and discussed. It’s exciting stuff!    **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300