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Philosophy (extended degree)

University of Roehampton

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

On our engaging BA in Philosophy, you will gain knowledge and understanding of topics within core areas of philosophy including ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, epistemology and logic. You will also study philosophy which relates to the major aspects of human intellectual life. This includes the philosophy of art, film, literature, religion, language, the natural sciences and the social sciences.

Philosophy is first and foremost a problem-centred discipline. There are profound problems which arise from the human condition and great philosophers have provided solutions to these. To study philosophy is to appreciate the depth of questions that we all face as humans and to consider some of the deepest answers that great philosophers have provided in response.

The extended degree programmes include a foundation year, which will provide you with a sound introduction to key elements needed for studying Philosophy at degree level. Our extended degree programme will provide you with a thorough and supportive academic preparation for study. The foundation year is carefully designed to build confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide you with the subject specific knowledge essential for success.

Taught by academic staff engaged in world-class research, this BA Philosophy degree will provide you with skills that are vital for a successful career, including analytical thinking, creative problem-solving, the ability to construct arguments, to write clearly and persuasively and to explain complex information. You will leave the course a highly-employable individual.

In the first year, we currently run modules on Classical, Medieval and Modern Philosophy in which you will gain knowledge and understanding of theories from great philosophers in the Western philosophical tradition. In subsequent years you will study philosophy from leading 19th and 20th century philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Marx, Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Sartre and Wittgenstein. You will also have the opportunity to contrast and compare answers from the mainstream Western philosophical tradition with answers from the Eastern philosophical tradition in our Indian Philosophy module. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to study philosophical issues which arise within major aspects of human intellectual endeavour including: art, literature, the sciences and religion. Thus we offer modules on Philosophy, Film and Literature; the Philosophy of Science; the Philosophy of Social Science and the Philosophy of Religion.

On our engaging BA in Philosophy, you will gain knowledge and understanding of topics within core areas of philosophy including ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, epistemology and logic. You will also study philosophy which relates to the major aspects of human intellectual life. This includes the philosophy of art, film, literature, religion, language,...

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Course Content

During the foundation year, you will take modules in English and Maths which will develop your core academic and study skills. The syllabus includes a year-long module, Adventures in Humanities, which will provide you with a subject specific knowledge in Philosophy, which is essential for success in your degree. It is taught in weekly three hour sessions and you will attend lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, film screenings and field trips.

In the first year, you will gain knowledge and understanding of theories from great philosophers. However, philosophy isn’t just about learning about what great philosophers have said. Studying philosophy is about you coming to develop and apply your own critical and logical powers to the analysis of philosophical arguments. Thus, we have first year modules in Critical Thinking and Logic, which train you in analytical techniques. These modules equip you to assess philosophical arguments for yourself and help you develop your own answers to philosophical problems.

In year two, the study of philosophy is organised more thematically. The central problems of philosophy are centre stage. There is a much greater emphasis on contemporary arguments and debate in philosophy. There are currently core modules on Metaphysics and Mind, Moral and Political Philosophy, and Epistemology. In addition we currently run optional modules on Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion and Indian Philosophy. We are one of the few degree programmes in the UK which currently offers an option to study Indian Philosophy.

Modules in the third year build on the knowledge and understanding of philosophical problems and arguments that you gain from the first two years of study, and introduce you to state-of-the art ideas in philosophy. The modules we currently run include: the Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Science, Contemporary Political Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Marxism and Wittgenstein. You will be trained to bring a higher level of analysis to philosophical problems and the possible solutions.

During the foundation year, you will take modules in English and Maths which will develop your core academic and study skills. The syllabus includes a year-long module, Adventures in Humanities, which will provide you with a subject specific knowledge in Philosophy, which is essential for success in your degree. It is taught in weekly three hour sessions and you will attend lectures, seminars,...

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Available Dates

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Grove House Roehampton

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

The University uses the UCAS Tariff to compare applicants with different qualifications. This also allows us to consider applicants who themselves have taken a range of different qualifications. Many programmes have specific entry requirements, so it is advisable to check on our website before you apply.

All offers are subject to the University's general entrance requirements. For undergraduate courses, these are as follows:

  • passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Level;
  • a pass in one subject at GCE Advanced Level plus (a) passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level, or (b) a Vocational A-Level Single Award, or (c) two Vocational A-Level part Awards;
  • a Vocational A-Level Double Award; or
  • a Vocational A-Level Single Award plus (a) two Vocational A-Level part Awards, or (b) passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level; or
  • a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma; or
  • a Scottish Certificate of Education with (a) passes in five subjects, including at least three at Higher grade, or (b) passes in four subjects all at Higher grade or New Higher grade; or
  • the full Diploma of the International Baccalaureate; or
  • an Irish Leaving Certificate with passes in four subjects at Grade C at the Higher level.

For some courses we require applicants to achieve a GCSE Grade C or above in specific subjects, or an equivalent qualification. The information below lists the equivalent qualifications we can accept.

If you require any further advice on our entry requirements, please contact the Enquiries Office at undergraduate@roehampton.ac.uk, or by calling 020 8392 3232.

If you are applying from overseas and require specific advice about your qualifications, you can visit the country pages or contact our international team on international@roehampton.ac.uk or by calling 0208 392 3192.

Acceptable English Qualifications (UK students)

  • GCSE at Grade C or above
  • Equivalent Access course modules at Level 2 or above
  • Functional Skills Level 2 English with a pass grade (Not acceptable for BA Primary Education)
  • Key Skills Level 2 English with a pass grade (Not acceptable for BA Primary Education)

The University of Roehampton also recognises the test offered by the organisation Equivalency Testing, which sets and operates GCSE Equivalency Testing in English, Mathematics and Science. Please contact them on +44 (0)1277 203336 for further information or visit their website, www.equivalencytesting.com

Submission of Your Results:

You should send a copy of your results to: admissions@roehampton.ac.uk.

BA Primary Education and PGCE students must submit their original certificates.

If you are applying as an EU or International student you will find a list of acceptable English qualifications on our international webpages.

Acceptable Mathematics Qualifications

  • GCSE at Grade C or above
  • Equivalent Access course modules at Level 2 or above
  • Functional Skills Level 2 Maths with a pass grade (Not acceptable for BA Primary Education)
  • Key Skills Level 2 Adult Numeracy or Application of Number (Not acceptable for BA Primary Education)

The University uses the UCAS Tariff to compare applicants with different qualifications. This also allows us to consider applicants who themselves have taken a range of different qualifications. Many programmes have specific entry requirements, so it is advisable to check on our website before you apply. All offers are subject to the University's general...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
85%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
100% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
85% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
92% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
69% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
85% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
100% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
77% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
77% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
77% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
62% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
77% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
92% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
85% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
85% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
77% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
69% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
85% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
64% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
77% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
77% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
46% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
45% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
75% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
85% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
67% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
25% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points80

  • Employment Rate90%

  • Average Graduate Salary£21000

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