Our Philosophy courses are ranked 9th in the UK for student satisfaction according to the Complete University Guide 2021
This course is for those who want to ask deep questions about what it means to be human, to explore others’ answers to those questions and the way that they have shaped actions and society in particular times and places.
Our students don’t just study what others have said, or learn names and dates, however, they are philosophers and historians, investigating and interpreting evidence and ideas for themselves, in order to understand individual, social and cultural identities.
Unique placement, field trip and study abroad opportunities complement learning on the course. Previous destinations have included the USA, Canada, India and Spain, as well as various UK destinations. A variety of guest speakers, as well as local and international partnerships with museums, archives and philosophical groups will also enrich your learning.
You will become an independent practitioner, researcher and critical thinker. Working closely with subject experts as you develop deep knowledge in your field, you will gain highly desirable skills in investigative, analytical research and communication.
Hands-on experience with historical documentation and artefacts, as well as the close examination of texts and ideas, will also help you to build essential skills for work within and beyond University.
Specialist strands in British, European, American and Soviet history, as well as in philosophies from Ancient Greece to the digital age allow you to shape your studies in ways which match your interests.
Course delivery is by lecture, seminar, tutorial and student-led sessions, complemented by active use of digital technologies. Small group discussions allow tutors to connect with students, facilitating excellent support for learning and strong group identity. Module options allow students to pursue their interests and shape their own studies.
You'll study a variety of modules from 'Philosophy as a Way of Life' to 'Women, Men and Religion'.
Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.
Tariff information for 2020 entry
CCC at A levels or BTEC National Extended Diploma MMM, or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.
Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.
If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application.
Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.
See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
|UCAS codes available for this subject|
|BA (Hons) - 3 years full-time||V150|
|BA (Hons) - 4 years placement||V151|
|BA (Hons) - 4 years integrated foundation stage||V152|
- Heritage and museums
- Third sector/NGO/Charities
- Human Resources
- Social Care
- Research and Consultancy
Our partnerships with archives, museums and societies enable students to explore the heritage industry and reflect on the philosophies of local and professional organizations. Fieldtrips, projects and placement opportunities facilitate hands-on engagement with others’ ideas and artefacts, providing opportunities to gain key employability skills and experiences.
"My passion for history actually originates with the blues . I’ve loved the blues since I was little, and through it I became aware of the issues surrounding African American history: slavery, civil rights, culture, and the influence this had on American society. A real highlight for me has been the publication of my book Blues, How Do You Do? Published with University of Michigan Press (August 2015). In my teaching I use culture as a new way of exploring the past, providing new and previously unheard interpretations.”
Gain an excellent grasp of key historical and philosophical ideas, events and developments, and understand the role they play in shaping one another and our ever-changing world.
Become an independent historian and philosopher in a supportive environment. Grow your intellectual initiative and research skills. Enjoy opportunities to challenge yourself in developing abilities to ethically interpret and evaluate key texts, events and ideas.
Explore key questions about human culture, ideas and identity, engaging with others and wider society with empathy, insight and confidence.