Ethics, Value and Philosophy (BA)

University of Reading the United Kingdom

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The award
BA

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 16070 per year

All study options

About Ethics, Value and Philosophy at University of Reading

What is the best way to live? How should we organise society? Examine some of our most fundamental ideas about truth, reality, right and wrong and challenge society's views about them.

Studying Ethics, Value and Philosophy at the University of Reading will equip you with the ability to think logically, to evaluate arguments critically, and to challenge your own ideas and those of other people.

We are one of the only universities to offer BA Ethics, Value and Philosophy. You will learn about the central philosophical principles, concepts, problems, texts and figures, with an emphasis on moral philosophy and the theory of value. You will be taught by leading experts and authorities whose research strengths lie in moral philosophy and the philosophy of the mind and language. You will also have the chance to study non-Western philosophies, especially Indian philosophy.

This flexible degree allows you to shape your studies to your interests. Only two modules are compulsory in your first year: "Values and virtues" is an introduction to moral philosophy; “Reason and Argument” introduces you to the skills required for all philosophy. You can select four other modules of your choice, with some from outside philosophy if you choose. In years two and three you will have the opportunity to explore your chosen topics in more depth, with modules such as "Ethics and animals", "Philosophy of crime and punishment" and the "Environmental ethics".

Additionally, in your second or final year you can explore the subjects of Ethics, Value and Philosophy from another cultural perspective at one of our partner universities in Europe, the USA, Canada, Japan or Australia. You will be taught in small interactive seminar groups, encouraging discussion and debate with teaching staff and fellow students.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 16070 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Subject to the Government passing legislation to raise the minimum fee cap, we will raise undergraduate tuition fees from £9,000 to £9,250 for new UK/EU students applying to start courses in the 2017/18 academic year. You will not be affected by this rise if you have deferred entry to the 2017/18 academic year. The Government will confirm future arrangements for EU students in due course.

Entry requirements

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0, with no component below 6.0

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