At Keele University, we're different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We're proud to be 'University of the Year for Student Experience' in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it's more than green and lovely, it's a place of research and academic excellence too.
Keele philosophers have particular strengths in researching mind, metaphysics and the meaning of life, as well as the history of philosophy.
You will explore central themes, such as moral and political philosophy, logic, epistemology, the philosophy of mind and will consider key philosophical problems about the nature of the world, the mind and the various solutions proposed. You'll learn about different philosophical traditions past and present, including Anglo-American, Indian, Buddhist, Greek, French and German philosophy. You will study texts, think about ideas and formulate your own philosophical theories. The degree offers flexibility and a chance to specialise on a subject of your choice with a dissertation in the third year. You'll enhance your logical and critical thinking skills, develop the use of sound arguments to defend your views, while detecting fallacies and other argumentative weaknesses.
Keele has a thriving student-led Philosophy Society, and the programme engages widely with other universities, especially through its Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture series.
This course provides a superb grounding in understanding the way people think and approach problems, which is why philosophy has a strong record for graduate employment among non-vocational degrees. You will possess highly developed skills in critical thinking and multiple approaches to problem solving, both of which are highly prized by employers. Keele philosophy graduates have gone into a wide range of different careers, including education, the law, finance, government, publishing, the media, the arts, business and information management, as well as going on to further study.
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With the largest campus in the UK, Keele University easily manages to fit everything that a student may need into a short walk away. But if do you need to go into the local towns, buses are available every 20 minutes that go all around the local areas. Because there are no large cities on your doorstep, the SU works tirelessly to put on amazing nights, including the 'Flirt' nights which are always popular. The uni is high-ranking in all the different league tables, and is one that values both education and research meaning that students are valued by well-informed professors.
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
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