=55 th
World University Rankings 2020
=3 rd
University Impact Ranking 2019
51–60 th
World Reputation Rankings 2019
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Philosophy

- 97% of students on our BA Philosophy are satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2016) - Are you interested in questions about the nature of reality, knowledge, morality and religion? - Would you like to develop your skills related to analytical thinking, reasoned argument and systematic expression of ideas? - Are you looking for a flexible course that equips you for further study or the job market? - Would you like a chance to study abroad for a semester? As a student on the BA (Hons) Philosophy degree, you'll learn how to develop and justify your own answers to some of the most fundamental and important questions that human beings can ask. Can I know that I'm not trapped inside The Matrix? What makes something the morally right thing to do? Do we have free will? Does God exist? Is the human mind just a lump of grey matter? While we'll explain to you some of the existing answers to these questions, and the reasons why one might think those answers are correct, our focus is on learning how to critically assess these arguments and to develop and argue for your own answers. You will develop extremely useful skills during your study: how to present an effective and rigorous argument, how to develop criticisms of other people's arguments and views, how to explain difficult material clearly and concisely, and how to deal with the fact that on most of the important questions in life (and indeed some of the less important ones), reasonable people can believe radically different things. These skills are hugely valuable in any career as well as in everyday life, whether you're trying to decide what you should do, having an argument with a friend, or simply reading a newspaper. **Aims** - To deliver structured yet flexible programmes of study, informed by current research, in which students critically evaluate, and think through for themselves, philosophical arguments and problems. - To provide students with a curriculum within which they study texts and questions central to the analytical tradition in philosophy, and, if students wish, texts and questions from outside that tradition; to develop, in partnership with students, students' subject-specific knowledge, cognitive, intellectual and transferable skills, and thereby prepare students for further academic study and employment. - To employ an appropriate variety of teaching and assessment methods to meet Philosophy's aims and the programmes' respective learning outcomes. - To use learning resources effectively and efficiently to meet Philosophy's aims and the programmes' respective learning outcomes. - To provide students with an effective induction programme, and academic and pastoral support, in order to enhance their progress and academic development. **Special Features** There are 14 permanent members of the academic teaching staff and around 100 single honours philosophy student across all three years. All permanent members of philosophy teaching staff are internationally recognised researchers publishing their work in journals and books and giving talks around the world. **Our Students** Philosophy students in figures (2018): - Students on the course came from 8 countries. - Their ages ranged from 17 - 32. - The male / female ratio was 50 : 50.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-21
  • Location
    Main Site,ManchesterUnited Kingdom
  • 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 £18,500