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Course overview

Philosophy is the study of the underlying nature of everything from knowledge and existence to morality and the mind.  You will learn how to analyse and construct arguments on a range of philosophical topics.   An enquiring and analytic mind are a must!

What will I study?

During the first year you will study epistemology (theory of knowledge) and ethics and will. You will explore questions such as; What is real? What can I know? How do I make moral decisions? What do I mean by ‘good’?

In Year 13 study allows you to develop a deeper knowledge while exploring topics within the areas of the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of religion, answering questions such as; Can I prove beyond doubt that there is a God? What attributes must a divine being possess? Are my mind and body separate? Is a mental state just a complex physical state?

Trips, visits and enrichments

  • Opportunities to attend master classes and events at other universities
  • The college runs a philosophy student conference 
  • Trips to conferences and events nationally

What can it lead to?

Students go on to study a variety of degree courses as the analytic and logical skills developed in philosophy are respected by many professions.

Special entry requirements

GCSE grade 5 in English language or English literature.

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