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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #31 (QS) ,
Our Philosophy BA will help you to develop different perspectives on problems around you. King’s offers an extremely wide range of Philosophy modules for you to choose from, with no gaps in coverage from pre-Socrates to the present day.


You’ll also have the chance to study Indian Philosophy or Medieval Philosophy – an opportunity only available at a handful of UK universities. Located in the heart of London, our Department has particular strengths in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, political philosophy and ancient philosophy.

Key benefits

  • The Philosophy Department is ranked 4th in the UK and 6th in Europe in the QS World Rankings by Subject 2018.
  • King’s offers an exceptionally wide range of optional modules, covering all areas of the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophy – without any gaps from pre-Socrates to the present day.
  • Our emphasis on small-group teaching ensures you acquire and hone the skills of critical thinking. Develop your philosophical ideas and arguments in a focussed environment with plenty of feedback and discussion.
  • Our Central London location means students can take advantage of leading societies such as the Aristotelian Society and the Royal Institute of Philosophy.
  • One of the largest and most distinguished philosophy departments in the country.
  • Consistently ranked among the top philosophy departments in the country for research and teaching.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Greek Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Elementary Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Methodology
  • Hellenistic Philosophy
  • Indian Philosophy: The Orthodox Schools
  • Kant's Epistemology & Metaphysics
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Set Theory
  • Aesthetics
  • Formal Syntax
  • Gender & Philosophy
  • Greek Philosophical Texts I: Plato
  • Topics in Modern Philosophy
  • Topics in Political Philosophy
  • Topics in Philosophy of Language
  • Scepticism

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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Academic Requirements

  • Required grades

AAAPlease note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    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 London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
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