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BA (Hons)

Philosophy (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

On our fascinating Philosophy Foundation Entry course you’ll study both traditional and modern European Philosophy as you interrogate what it means to be human and wrestle with some of the most profound issues that have occupied leading thinkers throughout the history of civilisation.

You’ll explore traditional areas of theoretical philosophy including metaphysics, epistemology, moral theory, and the philosophy of mind and language. You’ll also explore modern European philosophy and applied ethics.

As the course progresses, you’ll develop the personal and intellectual skills needed for any career that involves thinking, talking or writing about your ideas.

Our Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.

Why study with us

  • Philosophy at our University is ranked 1st in the UK for overall student satisfaction, assessment and feedback, and academic support - National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • Our Philosophy courses were ranked top in the North West in the 2019 Guardian League Table.
  • Our academics are active researchers, working in areas such as bioethics, professional ethics, philosophy of mind and mental health.

What you'll do

  • Immerse yourself in another culture and learn another language through our Worldwise Learning Centre.
  • Build a work placement into your studies through the University’s Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership.
  • Study core modules in epistemology – the theory of knowledge - and many optional modules ranging from ethics to popular culture.

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Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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