36 months
19050 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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A knowledge of philosophy can make you a very effective student of history, and your history modules will help you to understand the context of some of the great works of philosophy. In the History and Philosophy programme from University of Sheffield, you'll also develop a deeper understanding of human behaviour across time and place.

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In history, you'll study past societies from the late Roman through to the modern period, and explore political, social and cultural themes. You'll be engaged in real research from the very beginning of your course, learning to exercise independent judgement, to be critical of accepted opinion and to present your arguments effectively. 

Key Features 

  • We keep our seminar groups small because we want to make sure everyone takes part in the discussion.
  • In the History and Philosophy programme from University of Sheffield , you'll study the essential cornerstones of the subject (including philosophy of language, ethics, metaphysics and logic) alongside specialist modules. Topics range from philosophy of education, law or medicine, to film and philosophy, or feminism. You'll also study the history of the subject from Plato to the French existentialists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Theory of knowledge
  • Political philosophy
  • Metaphysics and logic

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 + additional qualifications | ABB, typically including History + B in a relevant EPQ
  • International Baccalaureate | 34, typically with 5 in Higher Level History
  • BTEC | DD in a relevant subject typically in combination with grade A in A Level History
  • Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher | AAABB + typically B in History
  • Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels | B + AA, typically including History or Classical Civilisation
  • Access to HE Diploma | 60 credits overall in a relevant subject, 45 at Level 3 with Distinctions in 36 Level 3 credits, including History units, + Merits in 9 Level 3 credits. Applicants are considered individually.
  • Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19050 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 Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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