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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom

BA Philosophy with Foundation V501

Full Time: 4 Years
Examine humanity’s most fundamental ideas, challenge assumptions about our world, and develop core academic skills with our BA Philosophy with Foundation course.
This four-year programme includes a foundation year that leads directly into the three-year course. It provides an excellent route into a degree in philosophy if you do not have the typical entry qualifications.
Set your mind to tackling big topics: how one should live, what humans can know, and the nature of reality. We encourage you to confront your deepest beliefs in a philosophical way, engage with intellectual challenges, and enhance your global and multi-cultural awareness.
Experts from the Department of Philosophy will introduce you to central philosophical principles, concepts, problems, texts and figures. Discover the basic rudiments of philosophical argument, and explore topics that interest you — including mind, religion, ethics, language, crime and punishment, morality, and non-Western philosophy.
Studying philosophy allows you to develop wide-ranging, transferable skills. You will:
think critically and evaluate arguments
challenge your own ideas and those of others
enhance your skills in verbal and written argument.
Your learning will be enhanced by teaching from experts, in a department where 96% of research outputs were rated to be of international quality in the Research Excellent Framework 2014.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Select Reading as your firm choice on UCAS and we will guarantee you a place if you achieve one grade lower than the published offer.
Typical offer

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 67560 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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