36 months
18350 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Taught by world-leaders in their fields, this exciting and challenging Philosophy - Sociology (Hons) degree from University of York will cultivate valuable skills in critical thinking, reasoning, analysis, creative problem-solving and communication, equipping you for a wide range of careers.

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Philosophy and Sociology complement each other, giving you a deeper understanding of human behaviour, social norms, morality, and the workings of the mind. You will study some of the greatest and most influential thinkers whilst exploring the relationship between self and society.

Careers and skills

Skills in analysis, creative problem solving and clear communication are essential to Philosophy, and these are all attributes valued by employers. 

During your Philosophy - Sociology (Hons) degree from University of York you will engage with social, political, cultural, ethical and value issues, giving you insight into diverse contemporary problems and directly applying your skills to issues the world faces. Researching and responding to other people's work and views will give you essential skills for the workplace. You'll work individually and in collaboration with others, building essential analysis and team-working skills.

Philosophy graduates are equipped to enter a variety of jobs from health service management to banking, from tourism to government. Some continue in academic study and research, or take professional or vocational training to prepare for careers in, for example, education or law.

Career opportunities

Previous Philosophy and Sociology graduates have gone on to a range of careers including:

  • Central and local government
  • Media and the creative industries
  • Charities
  • Finance
  • IT management
  • Accountancy
  • Education
  • The health sector

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ancient Philosophy 
  • Reason and Argument 
  • Ethics 
  • Early Modern Philosophy 
  • Beginning Philosophy
  • Cultivating a Sociological Imagination 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A levels


Access to Higher Education Diploma

  • 36 credits at Distinction and 9 credits at Merit or higher

BTEC National Extended Diploma

  • DDD

Cambridge Pre-U

  • D3, D3, M2

International Baccalaureate

  • 35 points

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18350 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • UK government loans
  • UK scholarships and bursaries
  • International scholarships
  • Country-specific funding
  • US loans

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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