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STANDARD ENTRYREQUIREMENTSAND TYPICALOFFERSWe accept a wide range ofqualifi cations including A-levels,Baccalaureates, BTEC andCACHE diplomas and, in somecases, prior work experienceor training.• BBC at A-level; or• International Baccalaureate30 points; or• BTEC Diploma in a relevantfi eld of study at DMM; or• CACHE Diploma in a relevantfi eld of study at B or• Access to Higher Educationqualifi cations in a relevant fi eldof study; or• Other A-level equivalentqualifi cations will beconsideredStandard entry requirementsalso include• 5 subjects at GCSEpassed at grade C or aboveFor combined honours ourtypical offer will lie between thosefor the two individual subjects.INTERNATIONAL/EU STUDENTSWe welcome applications frominternational and EU students.Indeed the programme thriveson the diversity of learningexperiences brought by studentsfrom a variety of educationalbackgrounds.We are happy to considerA-level equivalent qualifi cationsfrom any country. In addition ourtypical offer includes an EnglishLanguage requirement fornon-native speakers:• IELTS at 6.0 (including 6.0 atReading and 6.0 at Writing)or equivalent.See further entry requirementson our international studentpages at www.brookes.ac.uk/international/courses/undergraduate/applyKEY FACTSLOCATION:Westminster Instituteof EducationHarcourt Hill CampusOxford Brookes UniversityOX2 9ATSTART DATE:September 2011DURATION OF STUDYFull-time study: 3 yearsPart-time study: up to 6 yearsHOW TO APPLYApplications for full-time studyshould be made online via theUCAS website www.ucas.ac.ukThe Institute Code name is OXFDand the Institute Code is 066.Applications for part-time studyshould be made directly to theuniversity using the universityapplication form. For furtherinformation on this mode ofstudy see our webpages:www.brookes.ac.uk/studying/learning/flexible/parttimeCONTACTFor further details about theprogramme and entryrequirements contactGeneral Enquiries+44 (0) 1865 488784Admissions Enquirieswieump@brookes.ac.uk+44 (0) 1865 488554EQUALOPPORTUNITIESOxford Brookes promotesequality of opportunity for allwho study, work and visit here.For more details please visitwww.brookes.ac.uk/services/hr/eod or call 01865 485929.To obtain a large-print copy of(or sections of) this publicationor to enquire about other formatsplease contact 01865 484848or email query@brookes.ac.ukPHILOSOPHYBA SINGLE HONOURSBA/BSc COMBINED HONOURSwww.brookes.ac.uk/wie/study/undergraduate/ba-philosophy3308 05/10


PHILOSOPHYBA SINGLE HONOURSBA/BSc COMBINED HONOURSTHE COURSEThe philosophy degreeprogramme at Oxford Brookesenables students to tacklesome of the most excitingand fundamental questionsabout human nature and ourplace in the world and to gaina comprehensive understandingof the history of philosophyand contemporary philosophicaldebates. Students will developthe ability to ask challengingquestions, reach reasonedconclusions and expressthemselves with clarityand precision.WHY STUDYAT BROOKES ?Philosophy is taught by a teamof dedicated and enthusiasticphilosophers who have on goingresearch interests in all areasincluding philosophy of the mindand action, ethics, the historyof philosophy and philosophyof religion.There is a friendly and supportiveenvironment in the departmentthat enables our philosophystudents to maximise theiracademic potential. Oursupportive culture is enhancedby the student run PhilosophySociety that organises regularsocial and academic events.We are also hosting in 2010 theRoyal Institute of Philosophy’sconference on Human Nature.WHAT WILLYOU STUDY?Philosophy can be studiedeither as a single honoursdegree or in combinationwith another subject. Popularcombinations include Religionand Theology, Psychology,English Studies, Sociology,Law, Politics, InternationalRelations, Japanese Studies,Mathematics, Anthropologyand Film Studies.By taking a range of specialisedmodules students grapplewith the work of great thinkersfrom Plato to Wittgensteinand examine contemporarydebates in many areas includingphilosophy of mind, philosophyof religion, philosophy oflanguage and ethics.INDICATIVE MODULESYEAR 1Introduction to PhilosophyAcademic LiteracyIntroduction to EthicsTheory of KnowledgeYEARS 2 AND 3Ancient Greek PhilosophyEarly Modern PhilosophyMedieval PhilosophyFoundations of GermanIdealismPhilosophy of SciencePhilosophy of LanguageHellenistic PhilosophyMetaethicsPhilosophy of MindPhilosophy of ReligionContinental Philosophy ofReligionWittgenstein’s Later PhilosophyCulture, Gender and SexualitySpecial Topics in PhilosophyIndependent Study inPhilosophyInterdisciplinary DissertationDissertation in PhilosophyHOW YOUWILL STUDY?We use a range of methodsto communicate with ourstudents from lectures andgroup discussions andseminars to onlinediscussions and podcasts.In your fi nal year you canundertake your own researchfor your degree. There areopportunities to study abroadfor one or two semesters inEurope, the United States,Canada or Australia.CAREERPROSPECTSIt is widely recognised thatstudying philosophy helpsto develop reasoning andcommunication skills thatare highly prized by manyemployers. Philosophygraduates work in a wide rangeof sectors including journalismand the media, the civil anddiplomatic services, marketing,computing, managementconsultancy and counselling.One key feature of the BrookesPhilosophy programme is thatit builds specialised sessionson employability into coremodules at fi rst, secondand third year levels.Three-quarters of philosophyresearch at Oxford Brookeswas judged to be of aninternationally recognisedstandard.Research Assessment Exercise 2008(the latest offi cial rankings of UKuniversity research)Oxford is a fantasticplace to go to university.If you are interestedin Philosophy thendefi nitely come toBrookes. If you everhave a problem,you can just go andask the lecturer andthey’ll always putaside time for you.Tom Stanley,Philosophy Student

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