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Philosophy BA

UCAS code: V500

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

Our Philosophy BA will help you to develop different perspectives on problems around you. King's offers an extremely wide range of Philosophy modules for you to choose from, with no gaps in coverage from pre-Socrates to the present day. You'll also have the chance to study Indian Philosophy or Medieval Philosophy, an opportunity only available at a handful of UK universities. Located in the heart of London, our Department has particular strengths in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, political philosophy and ancient philosophy. Students will have the option to transfer to the four-year Philosophy with a Year Abroad BA course. Students on the Philosophy with a Year Abroad BA will spend their third year studying abroad before returning to complete a final year with King’s.

Key benefits

  • The Philosophy Department is ranked 4th in Europe and top 10 in the world. (QS World Rankings by Subject 2021)
  • King's offers an exceptionally wide range of optional modules, covering all areas of the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophy, without any gaps from pre-Socrates to the present day.
  • Our emphasis on small-group teaching ensures you acquire and hone the skills of critical thinking and develop your philosophical ideas and arguments in a focused environment with plenty of feedback and discussion.
  • Our Central London location means students can take advantage of leading societies such as the Aristotelian Society and the Royal Institute of Philosophy.
  • One of the largest and most distinguished philosophy departments in the country.
  • Consistently ranked among the top philosophy departments in the world for research and teaching.
  • Opportunity to study abroad for a full year.

King’s has its base in the analytic tradition but is unique in offering an incredibly broad range of modules to suit anyone’s interest, including rarities such as Chinese and Indian Philosophy.

Aurora, Philosophy student

Employability

Our students have gone on to a wide range of careers after leaving King’s. Among those who have recently graduated, a survey uncovered a banker, a police constable, a barrister, a trainee journalist, a trainee teacher and several who had returned (or were about to return) to university to take higher degrees.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Analyst Consultant
  • Journalist
  • Research Assistant (Philosophy), a UK university
  • Film Production Assistant, Production company

Employability

Our students have gone on to a wide range of careers after leaving King’s. Among those who have recently graduated, a survey uncovered a banker, a police constable, a barrister, a trainee journalist, a trainee teacher and several who had returned (or were about to return) to university to take higher degrees.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Analyst Consultant
  • Journalist
  • Research Assistant (Philosophy), a UK university
  • Film Production Assistant, Production company

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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