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Why study with us

We value and celebrate curiosity, informed debate, critical analysis and creative thinking. We see our role as partnering and enabling you in your learning by delivering expert teaching in a friendly, supportive and personalised culture.

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Excellent career prospects

95% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course (HESA data).

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Quality research

We are ranked 4th in the UK for the impact of our Philosophy research on society (REF 2014).

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Award-winning staff

We regularly host Royal Institute of Philosophy branch events and lectures, opening up latest thinking from leading experts.

Courses

Entry year

English Language and Philosophy (BA)

Full time, 3 years

The Joint Honours degree in English Language and Philosophy provides you with the opportunity of specialising in two university honours subjects.

English Literature and Philosophy (BA)

Full time, 3 years

The School of English, Communication and Philosophy offers a challenging programme of modules in each subject, supported by a friendly atmosphere and excellent staff-student relationships.

French and Philosophy (BA)

Full time, 4 years

Each school involved in delivering the degree offers a challenging programme of modules, supported by a friendly atmosphere and excellent staff-student relationships.

Italian and Philosophy (BA)

Full time, 4 years

The Joint Honours degree in Italian and Philosophy provides you with the opportunity of specialising in two university honours subjects.

Music and Philosophy (BA)

Full time, 3 years

This joint honours degree programme enables you to combine the study of Music and Philosophy.

Philosophy (BA)

Full time, 3 years

As a student in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff you will be taught by leading researchers in Philosophy.

Philosophy (BA)

Part time, 6 years

As a student in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff you will be taught by leading researchers in Philosophy.

Philosophy and Economics (BA)

Full time, 3 years

The joint honours degree in Philosophy and Economics provides you with the opportunity of specialising in two university honours subjects.

Philosophy and History (BA)

Full time, 3 years

The joint honours degree in History and Philosophy provides you with the opportunity of specialising in two university honours subjects

Politics and Philosophy (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Philosophers investigate the nature of reality using logical reasoning rather than empirical methods. It is therefore integral to the study of Politics.

Religious Studies and Philosophy (BA)

Full time, 3 years

The Joint Honours degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies provides you with the opportunity of specialising in two university honours subjects

Spanish and Philosophy (BA)

Full time, 4 years

The Joint Honours degree in Spanish and Philosophy provides you with the opportunity of specialising in two university honours subjects.

Welsh and Philosophy (BA)

Full time, 3 years

The Joint Honours degree in Philosophy and Welsh provides you with the opportunity of specialising in two university honours subjects.

Our talks and videos

Studying Philosophy at Cardiff University

Our virtual open day presentation gives an overview of our Philosophy programmes, how we teach, and the career opportunities available to graduates.

Philosophy at Cardiff University

Hear from academics and a student about what it is like to study Philosophy with us.

The research seminars and conferences the School holds have been amazing while the array of specialisms has allowed me to gain a wide understanding of various areas of philosophy.
Jack Lane BA Philosophy

Learn more about us

Supporting employability

Our focused career support ranges from placements to guest speakers, masterclasses and workshops to help you take your first steps to your chosen career.

Wide choice of joint honours options

You can choose to combine two subjects with a joint honours programme, including options with History, Economics, Politics and a wide range of humanities subjects including modern languages.

Where you will study

Most lectures, tutorials and seminars take place in our home, the John Percival Building at the heart of the Cathays Park campus.

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Your campus experience for 2021/22

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we've worked hard to ensure students have a safe and enjoyable time with us. Find out what we've been doing and what you might expect when you join us.

Guaranteed accommodation

If you arrive in September, you're guaranteed a single occupancy room, and you'll be allocated with other first-year students.

Student support

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Student life

Learn more about our sport and recreation, free language programmes, living costs, learning support and the Students' Union.

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Other subjects you might be interested in

English language and literature

Explore the diversity of English literature across the chronological span, making lively connections with all forms of culture. Or choose to investigate the human capacity for language with a rigorous grounding in all the key aspects of language analysis.


HESA data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data. Data is from the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18, published by HESA in June 2020.