BA (Hons) in Philosophy Anglia Ruskin University
‘Who are we?’, ‘what can we know?’, and ‘what should we do to lead worthwhile lives?’ are just a few of the questions you’ll consider as you discover how great minds, past and present, have tried to answer them.
As a BA (Hons) Philosophy student at ARU, you'll understand both the history of philosophy, as well as cutting-edge debates in contemporary philosophy, within areas such as the Philosophy of AI, Ethics and the Philosophy of Art.
Your studies will be supported by our expert philosophy lecturers, who offer one-to-one tutoring and personalised feedback. It’s this support that helped our course rank top for ’Satisfied with Feedback’ (The Guardian University Guide 2021).
You’ll develop your problem-solving, critical thinking and judgement skills by analysing major philosophers’ ideas and arguments, developing your own views through rigorous, systematic and creative thought, and learning to use philosophical methods in your everyday life.
These are important skills, with the World Economic Forum ranking complex problem-solving and critical thinking among the top ten skills needed to succeed in today’s job market.
There’s the chance to engage in philosophical discussions and debates through the student-led Philosophy Society, and attend events such as our Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture series.
You could also boost your employability by learning a language with our Anglia Language Programme, or studying abroad for a semester.
- Ancient Philosophy
- Reason and Argument: An Introduction to Philosophy
- Rights and Responsibilities
- World Philosophies
- Ethics in Theory and Practice
- Descartes and the Rationalists
- Kant and the Empiricists
- Mind and Cognition
- Ruskin Module (15 credits)
- AI and Philosophies of the Future
- Philosophy of Art and Image
- Working with Philosophy
- Making A Difference
- Anglia Language Programme
- Knowledge, Truth and Doubt
- Undergraduate Major Project - Philosophy
- Experiencing God
- Philosophies of Language and the Body
- Concepts of Good and Evil
- Heidegger and Phenomenology
- Anglia Language Programme
Program Tuition Fee
Our BA (Hons) Philosophy graduates go on to work in a variety of fields, including new media, recruitment, events management, marketing, charities, teaching, law or medicine (via a conversion course), the Civil Service, or local government. Some even set up their own independent businesses.
Our degree course is designed to help you develop and think about the skills you need to enter your chosen career from day one. The problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, judgement, analysis and communication skills our philosophy students gain are highly valued by employers. You’ll also learn to work well independently and as part of a team, and may develop attitudes and viewpoints that are much appreciated in the workplace.
You could also learn more, develop a specialism or start an exciting career in research by continuing on to a Master's degree. Please use our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.
English Language Requirements
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