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English and Philosophy (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #96 (QS) ,
This English and Philosophy (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham combines rigorous training in the major areas of philosophy - historical and contemporary, Western and Asian - with the study of English language, literature and drama from Old English to the present day.


English and Philosophy are both concerned to understand and to communicate deep, complex, difficult aspects of human life and experience.

Through this English and Philosophy (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham you will develop important skills in clear thinking, argument, the use of language, and independent study.


You will have developed your imagination and sensitivity to the use of language, and the ability to abstract, analyse and construct logical arguments.

You will have a broad knowledge of a variety of philosophical theories and of key areas of English studies, including language, modern literature, and literary theory, along with an in-depth understanding of the areas on which you have chosen to focus.

Your transferable skills will include:

  • effective communication
  • critical thinking
  • independent study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reasoning, Argument and Logic
  • Mind, Knowledge and Ethics
  • History of Politics: Ancient to Modern
  • Metaphysics, Science and Language
  • Philosophy of Religions
  • Philosophy and the Contemporary World
  • Gender, Justice, and Society
  • The Nature of Meaning
  • Advanced Logic
  • Social Philosophy
  • An Introduction to Contemporary Meta-Ethics
  • Philosophy of Art
  • Marx

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • A level offer: AAB/A*BB
  • A/A* in English (language, literature or combined).
  • IB score 34 (6 in English at Higher Level)

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    17550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17550 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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