Why study a philosophy degree?
By examining life’s fundamental questions, philosophy helps to shape the way we think about the world. What are the ethical, political and social questions we need to ask ourselves? How can we change the world using our knowledge?
Exploring questions such as these develops your creativity, rationality and critical thinking skills, enabling you to think carefully about theoretical problems. You’ll learn to apply this knowledge to practical situations in the real world, from artificial intelligence to human creativity.
Why study at UWE Bristol?
Study a visionary, future-facing philosophy course that tackles today’s key global contemporary issues, such as the impact of new technologies on wellbeing and the environment.
Our philosophy course offers an inclusive opportunity for learners from a broad range of backgrounds to demonstrate their abilities in a variety of ways, from blog journals to public speaking exams.
Through collaborative, interdisciplinary learning that applies theory to practice, you’ll gain real world experience, underpinned by traditional philosophical theories and approaches.
You’ll learn how to analyse complex issues from different perspectives, present logical, reasoned arguments, and communicate concepts and opinions with clarity and precision.
UWE Bristol is a member of the British Philosophical Association, meaning you’ll benefit from up-to-date resources, information and guidance. We’re also a branch of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, a charity for the public understanding of philosophy, who support our public engagement events.
Where can a philosophy degree take me?
Studying BA(Hons) Philosophy will transform you into an innovative thinker who’s able to bring new perspectives to many professions. Our graduates are in demand across journalism, law, banking, the creative industries and business management.
You could also work in non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or specialise in teaching, research, counselling, healthcare or social work, offering you broad career opportunities.