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Philosophy BA (Hons)

Birkbeck, University of London

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( 4.0) 788 reviews


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UCAS CODE V500
Come and explore some of the most profound questions it is possible to ask with some of the most eminent philosophers in the country. What makes something good or just? Is the human mind just a lump of grey matter? Can I know that Im not trapped inside The Matrix? Do we have free will? Does God exist? Does science provide us with a special kind of knowledge? Who decides what counts as beautiful?Our BA Philosophy provides a thorough grounding in the central areas of philosophy for students from ... READ MORE

Different course options

Full time | Main Site | 3 Years | OCT-20

Key stats

Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2019 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
72nd / 131

Start date and duration

Start date
OCT-20
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
These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course
Source: IDP Connect, May 2020

Entry requirements
Entry requirements
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A level
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Previous study
Previous study
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%

Tuition fees

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Students from Other UK
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£9,250 per year
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Students from England Students from England
England Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Scotland Students from Scotland
Scotland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Wales Students from Wales
Wales Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Northern Ireland Students from Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Channel Islands
Channel Islands Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from EU EU Students
EU Fees
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£14,000 per year
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How Philosophy students rated:

Student rating ( 4.3) 27 reviews

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4 star 48%
3 star 11%
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Student rating ( 4.0) 788 reviews

5 star 28%
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3 star 21%
2 star 3%
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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)
Birkbeck is London’s evening university, with classes taking place between 6pm and 9pm. This unique evening study gives Birkbeck students the freedom to use their daytimes however they like. An increasing number of school leavers and college students are choosing to study at Birkbeck, as evening study means you don’t have to choose between getting a job and going to university. You could use your daytime to work, intern or gain relevant work experience, which will help you stand out in the competitive graduate job market. With a global reputation for high-quality research, Birkbeck is part of the prestigious University of London, and has two campuses: one in Bloomsbury, Central London; and one in Stratford, East London.

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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