BA (Hons) in Philosophy
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom
36 - 48 months
Full time, Part time
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How are our minds related to our bodies? Do we really have free will? What can we truly know about the world around us, about other people or about ourselves?
These questions lie at the heart of philosophy – and if you seriously want to search for the answers, this is the course for you.
Top reasons to study with us
#1 Develop transferable skills that are highly valued by a wide range of employers - especially those looking for staff capable of clear, rigorous thinking.
#2 Top 20 in the UK and 3rd in Scotland for Philosophy (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)
#3 2nd in Scotland for Philosophy (National Student Survey 2023)
Our Philosophy BA will challenge you to develop a strong set of critical, imaginative and informed reasoning skills. It will also deepen your understanding of the nature of the human mind, language, morality and politics, art, science and logic. We offer breadth and variety – from modules focused on individual philosophers, to others built around specific topics such as metaphysics, moral philosophy and environmental ethics.
You’ll be introduced to key philosophical issues in your first two years, before focusing in on the areas that interest you most. Along the way, you’ll benefit from the expert insights of your lecturers and tutors, whose own cutting-edge research feeds into course content and keeps you on the frontline of academic thinking.
Our Philosophy course has consistently achieved top marks for student satisfaction, and your studies will play out in a supportive, vibrant environment with an extremely active Student Philosophy Society. If you want to investigate the burning questions that shape humanity while gaining vital employability skills, choosing Philosophy at the University of Stirling is the perfect starting point.
Teaching in Philosophy modules is mainly through seminars, which are held each week to discuss a set topic - and lectures, which are usually given twice a week. Throughout your studies, you’ll have many opportunities for one-to-one discussions with tutors.