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Philosophy, B.Com.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #194 (WUR) ,
Philosophy is an activity which aims at an understanding of ourselves, our relationships with one another, and our place in the world. It is centrally concerned with fundamental questions about such topics, critically investigating what other subjects and other human activities take for granted. Philosophy course is offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  .

About

Overview

One benefit of studying philosophy is that it introduces students to important and intriguing issues that are not dealt with at high school or in other subjects - issues concerning the foundations of their thinking and living. Another is that it acquaints them with thinkers and ideas that are of significant historical importance.

For most students, however, the main benefit of studying philosophy is that it develops their powers of reasoning by forcing them to exercise those powers on especially difficult problems. 

Philosophy could be combined with Economics and Political Studies (PPE).

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Philosophy Department is an internationally respected philosophical centre with a long tradition of research and teaching excellence.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Critical Reasoning and Thinking 
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Ethics 
  • History of Philosophy 
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Social and Poltical Philosophy 
  • African Philosophy 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • GENERAL BA
  • APS 34+
  • English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
  • Wait-listing
  • Applicants with entry requirements of at least 30-33 APS points are wait-listed, subject to place availability.
  • International Qualifications
  • English Language (O/IGCSE Level: A-C | AS Level: A-C | A Level: A-C)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2759 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2759 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2759 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2759 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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R 41000-54000

Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

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