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Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons)
Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons)

Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons)

  • ID:UH440130
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,450.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£11,385.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,450.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£11,385.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
Estimated Total/program:
£75,405.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • Grade 4/C in English and 4/D Mathematics.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 58 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 79 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

Philosophy explores and challenges the assumptions that frame the way we think, act and see the world around us.

Here at Hertfordshire, you won’t just be learning about philosophers and understanding their theories, you’ll be doing rigorous and creative thinking of your own. Our internationally regarded academics will help you learn to address the arguments of others, to understand and engage with them so that you can arrive at your own conclusions and create your own original work.

All our lecturers are active researchers, so you’ll share the excitement of doing original work in a supportive and highly-rated academic community. Our Philosophy team is in the top 15 in the Guardian League Table 2019 and rates as one of the 100 best Philosophy departments worldwide in the 2017 QS rankings.

On this course no prior knowledge of philosophy is assumed, although students with Religious Studies A-level may be familiar with topics such as ethics, mind, knowledge and reality. In your first year you’ll explore new dimensions to these topics and consider questions about the meaning of life. You’ll also study social and political philosophy, the central concern of which is the best way of organising society. A first-year module on the philosophy of film and literature takes you beyond the mainstream. Studying fiction and films such as Back to the Future allows you to address the assumption that anything is possible in fiction and consider to what extent that is true.

In your second year you’ll be able to delve deeper into areas such as philosophy of art and philosophy of mind. A module on virtues, vices and ethics focuses on specific virtues, such as forgiveness, hope or love, from both a secular and religious point of view and examines what it means to live a good life. 

In your final year you can pursue your own research interests through a dissertation. Recent topics have included the ethical issues of playing video games, the nature of the imagination, environmental philosophy and the obligations of the state, and a proposed solution to the paradox of the liar. You’ll also build on previous specialisms to explore in more depth philosophers such as Nietzsche or Wittgenstein, feminist or political philosophy, contemporary moral philosophy, or the philosophy of psychology.

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Level 4

Module, Credits ,Compulsory/optional

  • Reason and Persuasion, 15 Credits ,Compulsory
  • Philosophy of Film and Literature,15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Introduction to World Religions ,15 Credits ,Compulsory
  • Religion and the Contemporary World, 15 Credits ,Compulsory
  • Social and Political Philosophy ,15 Credits ,Compulsory
  • Mind, Knowledge and Reality ,15 Credits ,Compulsory
  • Ethics, 15 Credits ,Compulsory
  • The Meaning of Life,  15 Credits , Compulsory

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Graduate Skills, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Themes in Plato's Republic, 15 Credits, Optional
  • The Right and The Good, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Philosophy of Mind, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Knowledge and Discovery, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Philosophy of Art, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Metaphysics, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Philosophies of Religion, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Virtues, Vices and Ethics, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Logic and Philosophy, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Aristotle P, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Nietzsche, Genealogy and Morality, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Philosophy of Language, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Philosophy of Psychology, 15 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Studying philosophy teaches you to ask penetrating questions and identify flawed arguments – skills highly valued in a number of professions, including law. It enables you to develop many other transferable skills sought by employers, such as creative and critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to communicate ideas in a structured, productive way.

Our graduates have an excellent record of securing roles in a range of industries including teaching, the media, publishing and information management.

For those interested in teaching, all Humanities graduates are guaranteed an interview with our School of Education. Many graduates go on to higher levels of study, engaging in research in their chosen fields.

All Humanities students have the option to gain valuable career experience through a work placement or a year studying abroad.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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