Philosophy BA (Hons)

University of Cambridge

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UCAS CODE V500
Philosophy explores human thought, the basis of knowledge, the nature of reason, consciousness and cognition, as well as the foundations of value and political theory. Cambridge occupies a distinguished place in the history of philosophy, as it was here, in the early twentieth century, that the analytic style of philosophy was developed. Today, the Faculty retains a strong commitment to this analytic tradition, combining it with study of the history of philosophy from Plato to the present day ... READ MORE

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Full time | Magdalene | 3 Years | OCT-21

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Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
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41st / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
1st
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
2nd

Start date and duration

Start date
OCT-21
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 - 100 = 0% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
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Average salary
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Philosophy graduate salary at this uni
£22,000
UK Philosophy graduate salary
£21,000

Modules
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Entry requirements
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Previous study
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Source: HESA, 2018

Philosophy

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Psychology
47%
Mathematics
44%
Biology
42%
English Literature
38%
History
25%

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9,250 per year
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22,227 per year
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Latest Philosophy reviews

Philosophy
SR
Student Reviewer
02 Mar 15

Philosophy BA (Hons)

It's okay here but very stressful and too intense. The teachers are interesting and have a useful way of thinking. My...

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How Philosophy students rated:

Student rating ( 3.8) 11 reviews

5 star 28%
4 star 36%
3 star 27%
2 star 9%
1 star 0%

How all students rated:

Student rating ( 4.2) 850 reviews

5 star 37%
4 star 52%
3 star 10%
2 star 1%
1 star 0%

Where you'll study

University of Cambridge

Magdalene Street Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0AG United Kingdom Nearest train station: Cambridge  0.9 miles away

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