Philosophy MA (Hons)

University of St Andrews

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( 4.3) 725 reviews


Course info

UCAS CODE V500
The MA (Hons) in Philosophy will familiarise you with the views put forward by the principal figures of the philosophical tradition. It will also provide you with the means of rationally and independently assessing arguments. Studying Philosophy is about acquiring skills of criticism and analysis, of clear thinking and principled debate. The MA (Hons) in Philosophy is a four-year course run by the Department of Philosophy. During your degree, you will be trained in precise and effective... READ MORE

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Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2019 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
22nd / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2019
5th
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2019
3rd

Start date and duration

Start date
09-SEP-19
Full Time
4 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 - 95 = 5% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2018

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2018

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2018

After 6 months
Philosophy graduate salary at this uni
£18,000
UK Philosophy graduate salary
£20,000

Modules
These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course
Source: IDP Connect, March 2019

Entry requirements
Entry requirements
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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
Religious Studies & Theology
40%
Mathematics
39%
English Literature
32%
History
30%
Psychology
25%

Tuition fees

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Students from Domestic
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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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£1,820 per year
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Students from Scotland Students from Scotland
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Wales Students from Wales
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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
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£1,820 per year
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Students from EU EU Students
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£21,290 per year
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How Philosophy students rated:

Student rating ( 4.3) 16 reviews

5 star 38%
4 star 50%
3 star 12%
2 star 0%
1 star 0%

How all students rated:

Student rating ( 4.3) 725 reviews

5 star 41%
4 star 47%
3 star 11%
2 star 1%
1 star 0%

Where you'll study

University of St Andrews

16 St Katharine's West
St Andrews
KY16 9AX United Kingdom Nearest train station: Leuchars  2.7 miles away

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