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Philosophy (Foundation Entry) BA (Hons)

Interrogate what it means to be human and develop the personal and intellectual skills you need for any career that involves thinking, talking or writing about your ideas on this truly fascinating academic programme. Join us on a journey through traditional areas of theoretical philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, moral theory, and the philosophy of mind and language, as well as modern European philosophy and applied ethics. Our academics are all active researchers, and their work in areas such as bioethics, professional ethics, philosophy of mind and mental health, and philosophy and popular culture feeds directly into the modules they teach

Key Information

  • Duration:

    Full-time: 4 years

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, None

  • Award Type:

    BA (Hons)

  • UCAS Code:

    P257

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Fees 2019/20

    Full-time: The fee for the first year of the course will be £6,400 (UK/EU). Fees for years 2 to 4 will be £9,250* (UK/EU) per year.

Scholarships and Bursaries

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Entry Requirements

Our typical offer is 72 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted

BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Pass
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Merit
Pass Access Course: 72 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent

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Course Overview

FOUNDATION YEAR MODULES

Compulsory Modules

  • Essential Study Skills for Higher Education
  • Developing Academic Knowledge
  • Target Award Extended Study
  • Learning by Experience

Year 2

Year Long Modules

  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Education, Childhood and Deaf Studies
  • Introduction to History
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Film and Media Theory
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Themes in Archaeology
  • Introduction to Psychology

Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • Reason and Argument
  • Knowledge and Freedom
  • Problems in Contemporary Applied Ethics
  • The Value of Knowledge

Options:

  • Science Fiction and Philosophy
  • Crime and Morality
  • Politics, Power and the State
  • + one further ‘elective’ option.

Year 3

Compulsory modules:

  • Metaphysics and Epistemology
  • Foundations of Ethics
  • Phenomenology and Existentialism

Options:

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • History of Political Ideas
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • plus one further ‘elective’ option

Year 4

Compulsory modules:

  • Contemporary Ethical Theory
  • Modern European Thought
  • Philosophy Dissertation

Options:

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Humanity, Values and the Environment
  • Philosophy and Popular Culture
  • Contemporary Anglo-American Political Philosophy

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Important Information

Contact Us

This course is based in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Telephone us for further information +44(0)1772 892400
or email us at: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk | Book a visit

Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2018 Entry | 2019 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.

Tuition Fees & Finance

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

Further Information for students

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.

Entry Requirements

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.