Philosophy Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Philosophy and Art History (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad) BA (Hons) University of Essex - 5% 5% £9250 £19500 129 Colchester On campus Full-time
Computer Science and Philosophy BSc (Hons) University of St Andrews 87% 0% 0% £9250 £30160 201 St Andrews On campus Full-time
Philosophy BA (Hons) Oxford Brookes University 94% 0% 5% £9250 £15950 108 Oxford On campus Full-time
Philosophy and Russian MA (Hons) University of St Andrews 94% 15% 0% £9250 £30160 192 St Andrews On campus Full-time
Philosophy and Politics BA/BSc (Hons) Oxford Brookes University - 5% 10% £9250 £15950 114 Oxford On campus Full-time
Politics, Philosophy and Economics with Placement Year BA (Hons) York St John University 79% 0% 10% £9250 £14000 102 York On campus Full-time
Philosophy and History BA (Hons) University of Essex 85% 5% 5% £9250 £19500 126 Colchester On campus Full-time
Philosophy with Politics BA (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 82% 4% 8% £9250 £23800 137 Egham On campus Full-time
Law with Philosophy LLB (Hons) University of Essex - 2% 5% £9250 £20500 122 Colchester On campus Full-time
Conservation Biology and Philosophy & Ethics (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 73% 0% 7% £9250 £12500 113 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Physics with Philosophy BSc (Hons) The University of Sheffield 85% 5% 5% £9250 £29110 159 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Psychology and Philosophy BA (Hons) University of Reading 68% 4% 5% £9250 £24500 138 Reading On campus Full-time
Legal Studies and Philosophy MA (Hons) University of Aberdeen 90% 4% 4% £9250 £21900 £20800 196 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Geography and Philosophy MA (Hons) University of St Andrews 93% 15% 0% £9250 £30160 203 St Andrews On campus Full-time
Philosophy with Human Rights BA (Hons) University of Essex - 2% 5% £9250 £19500 122 Colchester On campus Full-time
Philosophy and History of Art BA (Hons) University College London 88% 10% 0% £9250 £26200 189 London On campus Full-time
Physics with Philosophy (with a year abroad) BSc (Hons) The University of York - 5% 9% £9250 £28800 158 York On campus Full-time
Philosophy and Politics BA (Hons) University of Exeter 82% 0% 0% £9250 £23700 157 Exeter On campus Full-time
Physics with Philosophy BSc (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 79% 5% 15% £9250 £26500 137 Egham On campus Full-time
English with Philosophy BA (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 75% 1% 7% £9250 £23800 140 Egham On campus Full-time
Classical Studies and Philosophy MA (Hons) University of St Andrews 78% 0% 0% £9250 £30160 201 St Andrews On campus Full-time
Philosophy & Ethics and Sport & Physical Education BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 85% 0% 13% £9250 £12500 123 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Politics, Philosophy and Economics MA (Hons) The University of Edinburgh 71% 3% 5% £9250 £26500 194 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Philosophy & Ethics and Religious Studies BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 83% 5% 10% £9250 £12500 119 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Law with Philosophy LLB (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 73% 2% 4% £9250 £19600 140 Egham On campus Full-time
Childhood & Youth and Philosophy & Ethics (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 78% 10% 5% £9250 £12500 116 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Portuguese and Philosophy MA (Hons) The University of Edinburgh 47% 0% 6% £9250 £26500 179 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method BSc (Hons) The London School of Economics and Political Science 83% 0% 0% £9250 £25656 181 London On campus Full-time
Music with Philosophy BA (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 74% 0% 15% £9250 £23800 156 Egham On campus Full-time
Philosophy BA (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 73% 0% 5% £9250 £23800 138 Egham On campus Full-time
European Philosophy MA (Hons) University of Dundee 82% 5% 5% £9250 £20900 180 Dundee On campus Full-time
Language & Linguistics and Philosophy MA (Hons) University of Aberdeen 92% 5% 5% £9250 £21900 £20800 193 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Mathematics with Philosophy BSc (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 80% 0% 11% £9250 £23800 137 Egham On campus Full-time
Philosophy and Ethics BA (Hons) University of Chichester 82% 5% 5% £9250 £15840 99 Chichester On campus Full-time
Philosophy and Psychology MA (Hons) University of Dundee 75% 2% 15% £9250 £20900 175 Dundee On campus Full-time
Philosophy and History with Year Abroad BA (Hons) University of Southampton 88% 12% 3% £9250 £22300 143 Southampton On campus Full-time
English Language and Philosophy BA (Hons) Cardiff University 78% 5% 0% £9000 £20450 £22700 132 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Religion, Philosophy and Ethics BA (Hons) The University of Nottingham 64% 0% 10% £9250 £21500 145 Nottingham On campus Full-time
English Literature and Philosophy BA (Hons) Cardiff University 72% 0% 10% £9000 £20450 £22700 134 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Greek and Philosophy MA (Hons) University of St Andrews 78% 0% 0% £9250 £30160 201 St Andrews On campus Full-time
Philosophy BA (Hons) University of East Anglia 86% 0% 5% £9250 £20600 128 Norwich On campus Full-time
European Philosophy with French MA (Hons) University of Dundee 89% 5% 5% £9250 £20900 180 Dundee On campus Full-time
Philosophy BA (Hons) Queen's University of Belfast 68% 0% 25% £9250 £20800 164 Belfast On campus Full-time
Drama with Philosophy BA (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 74% 0% 15% £9250 £23800 145 Egham On campus Full-time
Philosophy and Law (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad) BA (Hons) University of Essex 77% 2% 5% £9250 £19500 122 Colchester On campus Full-time
Physics and Philosophy BSc (Hons) The University of Nottingham 79% 4% 4% £9250 £26250 205 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Philosophy and Politics (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons) University of Essex 83% 5% 5% £9250 £19500 119 Colchester On campus Full-time
Philosophy and International Relations MA (Hons) University of Dundee 75% 5% 6% £9250 £20900 177 Dundee On campus Full-time
Philosophy & Ethics and Religious Studies (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 83% 5% 10% £9250 £12500 119 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Medieval History and Philosophy MA (Hons) University of St Andrews 91% 1% 0% £9250 £30160 197 St Andrews On campus Full-time
English Literature and Philosophy and Ethics (Professional Placement Year) BA/BSc (Hons) Bath Spa University 74% 5% 10% £9250 £16675 119 Bath On campus Full-time
Philosophy with Spanish MA (Hons) University of Dundee 88% 5% 5% £9250 £20900 180 Dundee On campus Full-time
Philosophy and Statistics BSc (Hons) University of St Andrews 90% 15% 0% £9250 £30160 192 St Andrews On campus Full-time
Philosophy and Literature (Including Year Abroad) BA (Hons) University of Essex 85% 5% 10% £9250 £19500 120 Colchester On campus Full-time
Philosophy and Physics BSc (Hons) University of St Andrews 87% 10% 0% £9250 £30160 207 St Andrews On campus Full-time
Management and Philosophy MA (Hons) University of St Andrews 94% 0% 0% £9250 £30160 190 St Andrews On campus Full-time
Philosophy, Religion and Ethics with Foundation Year BA (Hons) The University of Sheffield 74% 0% 12% £9250 £22680 151 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Philosophy with Foundation Year BA (Hons) The University of Sheffield 74% 0% 12% £9250 £22680 156 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Politics, Philosophy and Economics BA (Hons) Queen's University of Belfast 73% 0% 15% £9250 £20800 174 Belfast On campus Full-time
Philosophy & Ethics and Special Educational Needs BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 73% 0% 7% £9250 £12500 113 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Art History and Philosophy MA (Hons) University of St Andrews 97% 5% 0% £9250 £30160 192 St Andrews On campus Full-time
Philosophy and Sociology (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University of Essex 67% 0% 8% £9250 £19500 122 Colchester On campus Full-time
Comparative Literature and Culture and Philosophy BA (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 83% 5% 5% £9250 £23800 132 Egham On campus Full-time
Philosophy and History BA (Hons) University of Exeter - 3% 0% £9250 £23700 146 Exeter On campus Full-time
Music and Philosophy BA (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 74% 0% 15% £9250 £23800 156 Egham On campus Full-time
Musical Theatre and Philosophy & Ethics BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 83% 5% 10% £9250 £12500 114 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Philosophy BA (Hons) University of Kent 100% 3% 20% £9250 £18000 98 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Mathematics/Philosophy (Equal) BSc (Hons) The University of York 76% 6% 10% £9250 £23700 162 York On campus Full-time
Philosophy & Ethics and Sport & Exercise Science BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 84% 0% 20% £9250 £12500 120 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Music and Philosophy BA (Hons) Durham University 77% 5% 2% £9250 £25750 190 Durham On campus Full-time
Philosophy and Art History (including year abroad) BA (Hons) University of Essex 86% 5% 5% £9250 £19500 129 Colchester On campus Full-time
Philosophy with Human Rights (Including Year Abroad) BA (Hons) University of Essex 77% 2% 5% £9250 £19500 122 Colchester On campus Full-time
Comparative Literature and Philosophy MA (Hons) University of St Andrews 92% 15% 0% £9250 £30160 192 St Andrews On campus Full-time
Philosophy and Psychology MA (Hons) The University of Edinburgh 71% 0% 5% £9250 £26500 199 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Creative Writing and Philosophy BA (Hons) University of Wales 63% 0% 10% £9000 £13500 98 Cardiff On campus Full-time
French and Philosophy MA (Hons) The University of Edinburgh 52% 5% 4% £9250 £26500 184 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Economics and Philosophy BA (Hons) University of Southampton 82% 4% 3% £9250 £22300 135 Southampton On campus Full-time
English Literature and Philosophy & Ethics BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 85% 5% 15% £9250 £12500 116 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Philosophy and Literature (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University of Essex 85% 5% 10% £9250 £19500 121 Colchester On campus Full-time
Mathematics and Philosophy & Ethics BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 76% 0% 0% £9250 £12500 115 Liverpool On campus Full-time
History and Philosophy BA (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 88% 5% 30% £9250 £23800 122 Egham On campus Full-time
Philosophy BA (Hons) The University of Nottingham 82% 5% 1% £9250 £21500 144 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Film & Visual Culture and Philosophy MA (Hons) University of Aberdeen 93% 0% 10% £9250 £21900 £20800 192 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
History and Philosophy MA (Hons) University of Aberdeen 91% 0% 1% £9250 £21900 £20800 179 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Philosophy and Theology BA (Hons) Durham University 77% 10% 5% £9250 £24000 184 Durham On campus Full-time
English and Philosophy MA (Hons) University of Dundee 87% 5% 7% £9250 £20900 177 Dundee On campus Full-time
English Literature and Philosophy BA (Hons) Durham University 90% 6% 0% £9250 £23900 185 Durham On campus Full-time
Ancient History and Philosophy MA (Hons) University of St Andrews 91% 1% 0% £9250 £30160 197 St Andrews On campus Full-time
Philosophy and Politics BA (Hons) Queen's University of Belfast 52% 0% 10% £9250 £20800 139 Belfast On campus Full-time
Spanish and Philosophy BA (Hons) University College London 76% 10% 5% £9250 £26200 173 London On campus Full-time
Philosophy and Film MA (Hons) University of Dundee 82% 5% 5% £9250 £20900 180 Dundee On campus Full-time
Criminology and Philosophy & Ethics (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 73% 0% 7% £9250 £12500 113 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Philosophy and History of Art and Visual Culture BA (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 88% 0% 15% £9250 £23800 139 Egham On campus Full-time
Art & Philosophy BA (Hons) University of Dundee 82% 5% 0% £9250 £20900 180 Dundee On campus Full-time
French and Philosophy MA (Hons) University of Aberdeen 80% 10% 0% £9250 £21900 £20800 186 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Politics and Philosophy & Ethics BA (Hons) University of Chichester 83% 5% 5% £9250 £15840 99 Chichester On campus Full-time
French and Philosophy BA (Hons) University College London 88% 5% 5% £9250 £26200 182 London On campus Full-time
Philosophy (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University of Essex 77% 0% 15% £9250 £19500 122 Colchester On campus Full-time
Early Childhood and Philosophy & Ethics (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 83% 5% 10% £9250 £12500 116 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Philosophy and Politics (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad) BA (Hons) University of Essex 83% 0% 15% £9250 £19500 122 Colchester On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
71 /100
23143 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Philosophy

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25017 £23533 £28944
25-75 percentile range £21008 - £30017 £17883 - £30634 £21303 - £39053

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26229 £25881 £31787
25-75 percentile range £21943 - £31639 £19586 - £33282 £23600 - £43124

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Philosophy

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Philosophy who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Typical employers for graduates of Philosophy

  • Local Government and the Civil Service
  • Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Agencies
  • Management Consultancies
  • Primary and Secondary Schools
  • Further Education Colleges
  • Higher Eucation Institutions
  • Law Firms
  • Publishing Companies
  • Charities
  • Banking and Insurance Companies
  • Accountancy Firms
  • Recruitment Agencies

Specialisations within Philosophy

  • Ethics
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • History of Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Logic
  • Philosophy of Language

Jobs of graduates of Philosophy (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Philosophy at The University of Winchester

25% Elementary occupations
20% Skilled trades occupations
15% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
10% Other Educational Professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Other Educational Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of Philosophy in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Philosophy

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Philosophy, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

FAQ

Philosophy is the critical examination of fundamental beliefs about meaning, truth and reality, right and wrong.

The median salary of graduates of Philosophy was £25017 15 months after graduation, £23533 3 years after graduation and £28944 5 years after graduation.

  • The following degrees are offered for Philosophy studies:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Arts (Honours) - MA (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BA/BSc (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Law (Honours) - LLB (Hons)