All about our Philosophy A-Level course:

A taste...

Do you ask yourself questions like - how did the universe begin? Is there a God? How do I know anything? How do people agree on what is beautiful or right? What is the right way to live my life and make difficult decisions? Philosophy takes you through the best answers that human beings have come up with to these profound questions and we explore the roles of logic, intuition and experience in how we come up with answers.

The details

If you have a logical mind, like to argue based on reason and not just passion and cannot stop asking questions like 'why' and 'how' then Philosophy A-Level is for you. Distinctive modules include: - Epistemology - Moral philosophy - Metaphysics of God - Metaphysics of mind

How is this course assessed?

There are 2 x 3 hour written exams at the end of the course.

Examining Body

What about careers?

Philosophy can be studied at University on its own or in conjunction with a range of other Humanities or Science based courses. Philosophy students can go onto work in fields as diverse as government and politics, advertising, scientific research, advertising, creative industries, urban planning, accounting/auditing and many more.

Which other courses does this combine well with?

This course combines well with Sociology, Politics, History, English Literature, English Language, Film Studies, Physics and Maths.


Career Prospects