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Philosophy BA (Hons)

Birkbeck, University of London

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UCAS CODE V500
On Birkbeck’s BA Philosophy you will explore ancient answers and new perspectives on our place in the world. What makes something good or just? Is the human mind just a lump of grey matter? Why are democracies preferable to autocracies? Do we have free will? Does God exist? Who decides what counts as beautiful? This philosophy degree is taught by some of the country’s leading researchers with a passion for teaching. We provide a welcoming and supportive academic learning environment, and our ... READ MORE

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Full time | Main Site | 3 Years | OCT-23

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Start date and duration

Start date
OCT-23
Full Time
3 Years

Philosophy

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 75 = 25% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Philosophy graduate salary at this uni
£18,000
UK Philosophy graduate salary
£21,000

Modules
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Source: IDP Connect, July 2022

Entry requirements
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Previous study
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The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Philosophy

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Psychology
40%
English Literature
33%
Biology
23%
History
21%
Sociology
17%

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£9,250 per year
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Students from England Students from England
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Students from Scotland Students from Scotland
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£9,250 per year
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£9,250 per year
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Students from EU EU Students
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£14,560 per year
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Latest Philosophy reviews

Philosophy
SR
Student Reviewer
06 Apr 21

Philosophy BA (Hons)

Despite the pandemic, I enjoyed the university. My lecturers were passionate about their subject and they were...
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Csongor
17 Jan 20

Politics, Philosophy and History BA (Hons)

I like it, wish that I can manage some financial support from them in the future, they've sent an email about it, let's...

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How Philosophy students rated:

Student rating ( 4.2) 26 reviews

5 star 39%
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3 star 11%
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Student rating ( 4.0) 696 reviews

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Birkbeck, University of London
Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
( 4.0)
Established in 1823, Birkbeck, University of London is a world-class research and teaching institution, well known for being London’s premier evening university. Most classes take place between 6 pm and 9 pm, and it is this unique timetable of evening scheduling that makes Birkbeck stand out from the crowd. Birkbeck students have the freedom and flexibility to use their daytimes however they like – a benefit that has become the university’s trademark. Evening study means not having to make the choice between getting a job or going to university. The resulting demographic sees an increasing number of school leavers and college students choosing to study here. Students can use daylight hours to work, take an internship role or gain relevant work experience, all of which helps candidates stand out in an increasingly competitive graduate job market.

Where you'll study

Birkbeck, University of London

Malet Street London
Camden
WC1E 7HX United Kingdom Nearest tube station: Goodge Street  0.1 miles away Nearest train station: Euston   0.5 miles away

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