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Philosophy, B.A.

Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #23 (QS) ,
The Philosophy BA offers an extremely wide range of modules, including Indian Philosophy and Philosophy of Psychology, available at few other UK universities. Located in the heart of London our Department of Philosophy has particular strengths in philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and ancient philosophy.


Key benefits
  • One of the largest and most distinguished philosophy departments in the country.

  • The Department is ranked as one of the top three UK philosophy departments in the 2014 Research Excellence framework for both the quality of our research and research power.
  • The National Student Survey (NSS) satisfaction results are consistently excellent. In the most recent NSS (2016), 95% of students report being satisfied with our teaching.
  • King's offers an exceptionally wide range of optional courses, covering all areas of the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophy.

  • The 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • 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 A):


    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

  • General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS 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
  • A-levels: AAA at A-Level
  • Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.
  • Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 . Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA.
  • Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher.
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15600 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 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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