Philosophy

Philosophy at Cardiff University

Studying philosophy at degree level is an opportunity to hone your analytical and reasoning skills.

Studying philosophy at degree level at Cardiff is an opportunity to explore the works of key philosophers and examine specific moral questions of gender, justice and the environment while honing your analytical and reasoning skills.

Our programme covers the full range of contemporary philosophical concerns, with a strong emphasis on ethics, politics and aesthetics. Our programme is carefully structured to introduce you to the subject so that you can progressively build up your critical understanding and creative philosophical skills.

We offer a stand alone BA in Philosophy, as well as the option to study Philosophy with the following subjects:

Your future in mind

We help our students to develop as critically minded, culturally aware citizens with a wide range of transferable skills that appeal to employers. Philosophy graduates go on to diverse careers that include the civil service, other government and public sector administration bodies, the charity or not-for-profit sector, non-governmental organisations, teaching, marketing and advertising.

Studying Philosophy at Cardiff University was an overwhelmingly positive experience. The modules on offer and the structure of the course allowed me to pursue my interests through an engagement with the most influential intellectual movements and key thinkers in these fields. Even though I hadn't studied Philosophy at A-level, the course delivered in an accessible way. I found that staff were always approachable and helpful. The advice and assistance given by my dissertation supervisor went beyond and made my task a particularly enjoyable one.

Kevin Jones, BA Philosophy graduate