Philosophy

Philosophy as we know it can be traced back to the time of the Ancient Greeks – the word itself is derived from the Greek for ‘love of knowledge’. Its nature as a study of humanity means that it is less prone to going out of date than some subjects, so to study philosophy is to immerse yourself in an absolutely huge continuum of ideas and debates both past and present.

But that is not to say, however, that new developments are not being made; the past hundred years or so have produced some of the most important and significant philosophical thought there is.

It is, of course, a subject which tends to creep into other disciplines, particularly social sciences and humanities subjects like literature, politics, and the history of art, but also the ‘hard’ sciences – for instance when it comes to analyzing the ethical implications of a research project.

Good to Know

With the developments in Artificial Intelligence, big tech companies have been actively recruiting Philosophy graduates to work alongside their engineers and programmers.

Universities Offering Degrees within

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Philosophy

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
The American University of Paris
France
City Campus
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated or Thematic degrees, Teaching Focused Institution
American University
USA
Our 91-acre campus is located in northwest of Washington DC
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated or Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Brussels School of Governance (Vesalius College)
Belgium
City Island Campus
Small Institution <5000
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted) - We adopt a holistic approach to admissions.
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model)
Bard College Berlin
Germany
City Campus
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model)
University of Birmingham
UK, UAE
Our campus is just outside of the city centre of Birmingham, 7 minutes from our train station.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We are a Russell Group university which hosts outstanding teaching and learning on campus.
Bishop's University
Canada
Suburban/rural campus (town of approximately 7,000 people)
Small Institution <5000
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Sciences Education Model
Boston University
USA
Residential campus in a city
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Subject focused, with a foundation in Liberal Arts. Students apply directly into their program of interest. They focus on their subject/major-specific courses beginning in their first semester, while also exploring other areas through Liberal Arts. Many students pursue more than one subject.
University of Brighton
UK
City Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Integrated or Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution, Vocationally Focused Institution (multiple integrated internships)
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BA
Philosophy of Religion
BA
Ethics
BSc
Natural Philosophy
BA
Philosophy
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Useful Skills

Idea Visualisation
Analytical
Mathematical
Staying Motivated / Working Hard
Staying Positive (Resilience)
Research
Speaking (Verbal Communication)
Written Communication
Attention to Detail
Listening
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