Hello guys, it's Elisa here writing you from France!
I have always wondered about studying in a British university, and now I am attending my last high school year and I am here trying to figure out what it would be like, where it's best to apply and so on.
I am predicted to get about 17/20 at French final exam, so I could be applying everywhere without problems (I'm also taking a gap year to save money before going to university, so I'll have one more year to learn English and make a decision!). I want to apply to a BA Philosophy course, but I wanted to ask you what is studying Philosophy in UK like.
I am Italian, and in Italy we used to study just History of Philosophy, learning by heart lots of stuff about Philosophers and never reasoning. Since I moved to France, I discovered a brand new approach: here we take a topic (for instance at the moment we are focusing on Desire) and we reflect on it, studying thoughts of Philosophers on it etc. I wanted to ask what it is like in the UK, to know whether it is the best choice :3
And finally, I wanted to ask you about where to apply: I am definitely trying to get into Cambridge, but I don't have a clue about how to choose from British universities: should I consider only rankings?
Thank you very much for helping me!
What is Philosophy like in UK?
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