BA, DipHE, CertHE Online


University of London

36 months
2151 GBP/year
2151 GBP/year
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For thousands of years, people have asked fundamental questions about the world, their place in it, and their relation to each other. These questions, and the attempts to answer them, define the subject matter of philosophy. This Philosophy degree at the University of London is a profound intellectual negotiation of this exciting and fundamental enterprise.


By studying this course, you will:

  • Challenge yourself and improve your powers of reasoning and argument.
  • Improve your ability to analyse complex ideas, your understanding of people, and your capacity for original thought.
  • Discover historical and contemporary issues in the subject and make connections between the ideas and arguments that inform philosophical debates.
  • Study a range of philosophical works from the classical past to present day. Our subjects include existence and reality; knowledge and belief; mind, thought, reason and logic; truth and meaning; and the ethical and aesthetic values of goodness and beauty.

Career opportunities

The Philosophy degree at the University of London will prepare you for many careers, including public service, teaching and research, media and journalism. While not a vocational subject, the study of philosophy is renowned as excellent preparation for success in fields such as law, administration, and business. 

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In some countries, qualifications earned by distance and flexible learning may not be recognised by certain authorities or regulators for the purposes of public sector employment or further study. We advise you to explore the local recognition status before you register, even if you plan to receive support from a local teaching institution.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophy
  • Ethics: historical perspectives 
  • Epistemology
  • Logic 
  • Greek philosophy: Plato and the Pre-Socratics
  • Modern philosophy: Descartes, Locke, Berkeley and Hume

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

For access to the BA Philosophy and DipHE Philosophy, you will usually meet the following criteria:

  • Age 17+ by 30 November in the year of registration
  • Satisfy our General Entrance Requirements

For access to the CertHE Philosophy:

  • Age 18+ by 01 September in the year of registration
  • Three GCSEs (at Grade A*-C / 9-4) or equivalent

For access to individual courses (Introduction to Philosophy):

  • Age 18+ by 01 September in the year of registration
  • Passing this course with 50% will normally admit you to the CertHE

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2151 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6455 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2151 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6455 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
  • Indicative total: BA Philosophy: £6455
  • Indicative total: DipHE Philosophy: £4429
  • Indicative total: CertHE Philosophy: £2500


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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