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Philosophy, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
North Manchester, IN, United States
Philosophy at Manchester University is the pursuit of wisdom, both theoretical and practical. This involves examining our basic assumptions, which in turn requires a close analysis of concepts (so that we have a better sense of what we're talking about) as well as an attempt to justify these assumptions. 
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Through philosophy, we explore the nature of reality and appearance, the difference between knowledge and belief, the nature of truth, what we are, how we ought to behave, and what we hope to become. Much of our pursuit is expressed in the title of Paul Gauguin's painting of 1897-98: "Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?"

The goal of this Philosophy program at Manchester University is to help students:

  • understand and appreciate the major philosophical traditions;
  • develop a philosophical understanding of their own;
  • prepare for graduate work in philosophy and related fields; and
  • wrestle with the ultimate questions of human existence.

Philosophy at Manchester is set within a broad liberal arts curriculum. To receive the baccalaureate degree, a student must complete 128 hours, of which thirty-six are required for the philosophy major. Requirements in the major include courses on logic, ethics, philosophy of religion, the history of Western philosophy, and non-Western thought. Additional courses available in the department include Philosophy of Civilization, Environmental Philosophy, and various advanced seminars offered on the basis of student demand. Many students also pursue particular interests in the context of an individualized "special problems" course.

The relatively small size of the philosophy major allows more freedom to choose electives in various fields, to pursue an additional major, or to consider participating in one of the university's special education opportunities. For example, through the BCA exchange one can study for a semester or year in a variety of locations around the globe, including England, Spain, France, Germany, Japan, Greece and Ecuador. Students may also travel abroad with a January Session class to study the values, religions and ideologies of other cultures.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction To Philosophy
  • Ethical Decision Making 
  • Business Ethics
  • Logic
  • Bioethics
  • And Medieval Western Philosophy
  • 17th And 18th Century Western Philosophy
  • 19th Century Western Philosophy

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • An official TOEFL, IELTS, or SAT I score
  • Official or certified copies of national exams
We need copies of all national exams as proof of completion of secondary school. This includes national exams or “O” level exams, and “A” level exams.
  • Evidence of financial support
  • Letter of Recommendation
A letter of recommendation from an employer or teacher or the reference form from the Common Application may be used.  This must be in English.
  • Certified copies of marks, grades, transcripts
Secondary transcripts of grades, marks or final exam results must be certified as true copies of the original. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32366 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32366 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32366 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32366 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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