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BA Philosophy

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November 2024

Programme Duration

3-6 years (BA) | 2-4 years (DipHE) | 1-2 years (CertHE)

Academic Direction
Birkbeck, University of London
Modes of Study

By pursuing a bachelor's degree in philosophy, you will learn about major thinkers, including Plato, Aristotle, Descartes and Kant, and learn to make connections between the ideas and arguments that inform philosophical debates.

Key features

  1. A trusted name in global education

    Our Philosophy programmes are developed by Birkbeck, University of London. Founded in 1823, Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities.

  2. Impress employers with your problem-solving skills

    Studying philosophy will prepare you for many careers, including public service, teaching, research, media and journalism. Philosophy is renowned for being excellent preparation for success in fields such as law, administration and business.

  3. Study online anywhere in the world

    Fit your studies around your commitments and pursue an internationally recognised degree without putting your life on hold. Continue to build your career momentum while gaining the knowledge and skills to unlock future opportunities. Benefit from comprehensive study materials written specifically for the programmes by leading experts.

  4. A degree recognised around the world

    Earn a degree that is internationally valued across the globe and will help you pursue sought-after careers in a variety of fields. The University of London has been a trusted provider of distance and flexible learning for over 160 years and is a reputable name to attach to your qualification.

  5. Access a wealth of resources

    You will have access to a range of online resources with materials designed for independent study, delivered by way of a Virtual Learning Environment and online library.


Study Philosophy with academic direction from Birkbeck, University of London, wherever you are in the world.

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What our students say

“The content of the courses was broad enough to cover almost every area of my intended career.”

Kingsley Okerri


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Start dates

  • November 2024 - application deadline closes