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Coventry University

UCAS Code: V500 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

B,B,C

Specific A Level subjects not required

Pass the Access to HE Diploma. Plus GCSE English at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

Any subjects

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Specific BTEC subjects not required

UCAS Tariff

112

[1] 4 qualifications for tariff points allowed [2] May also include AS level and EPQ [3] Specific subject not required

About this course

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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2024

Subject

Philosophy

This dynamic new course takes an innovative approach to perennial philosophical problems. The programme is aimed at students who wish to explore their passion for ideas in the context of contemporary global issues.

Beginning with a broad sweep of major philosophical problems - from the ancient world to contemporary, from Plato to Judith Butler - students will build an interdisciplinary philosophical toolkit in specialist philosophy modules taught by experts in their fields.

**Key Course Benefits**

The BA (Hons) Philosophy course at Coventry University has five distinctive features:

* Students will explore the major issues that confront them as twenty-first-century human beings.

* A particular focus is placed throughout the degree on comparative philosophy—taking in key ideas, problems and thinkers from the local to the global.

* The course will foster student application of new and cutting-edge theories and philosophical approaches to problems, including though not limited to posthumanism, critical race theory and ecocriticism.

* Opportunities will be created whereby students engage in original digital research so that students can become researchers in their own right.

* Students will learn alongside specialist researchers and teachers, through innovative digital pedagogies such as digital publishing, filmmaking and podcasts (Staff may be subject to change) .

Modules

Year One

The first-year curriculum is structured to allow you to gain a broad grounding in the discipline before going on, in the second and final year, to more specialist and optional modules. This will allow you to gain a broad and varied exposure to the field of philosophy, as well as to develop your interests for specialist study in further years. Creative and research-based work, as well as assessment, will allow you to develop your career aspirations and employability skills.

Modules
Life, Universe and Everything
A Hitchhiker's Guide to Modern Philosophy
Thinkers on Trial: The Life and Death of Ideas
Ethics of Climate Change and Interspecies Thriving
Philosophical Methods
Creative Philosophy Project

Year Two
In the second year, you will begin to specialise by looking at core aspects of philosophy through key contemporary questions and issues, such as gender and sexuality, disability, and media and mediation. You will draw upon threads initiated in first year, expanding your understanding of issues in ecology, as well as applying the theories of thinkers encountered during the survey modules.

Modules
Alternative Facts: Logic and Reason in a 'Post-Truth' World
Ecophilosophies and Climate Justice
Fierce Feminist Figureheads
Mediated Worlds
Philosophy of Gender and Sexuality
Experience and Language: Propositions and Signs

Placement Year
There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future.

If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement.

Final Year
Your final year is entirely up to you! Choose from a series of exciting option modules to tailor your learning experience to your interests, whether this be through type of philosophy, approach, assessment type or simply preference. Modules will allow you to get creative or stay traditional, fully expressing your philosophical self.

Modules
Disabling Philosophy
The Existential Cafe: Ethics in a Coffee Cup
Speculative Fiction
The Lunar Society: Philosophy of the Midlands
Stubborn Objects: New Materialisms and Flat Ontologies
Are Numbers Real?
Enlightenment, Literature, Culture, Modernity
Final Project

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website.

*For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website

Assessment methods

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module.

Assessment methods include:

Phase tests
Essays
Group work
Presentations
Reports
Projects
Coursework
Individual assignments

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Humanities

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