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Philosophy (Arts) (Combined)

University of St Andrews

Content

The study of philosophy is concerned with trying to make sense of ourselves and the world we live in through rational argument. It is a highly inter-disciplinary subject that examines and attempts to answer questions raised by natural science, by the study of art and literature, by the nature of language and communication, and by history.

At St Andrews, you will become familiar with views put forward by the principal figures of the philosophical tradition, and learn how to rationally and independently assess your own arguments. Studying philosophy is thus a means of acquiring skills of criticism and analysis, of clear thinking and principled debate.

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at AAAB plus English and one from Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Geography, Physics or Psychology at National 5 at B. Applications of Maths will be accepted but must be at National 5 at A.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at AABB plus English and one from Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Geography, Physics or Psychology at National 5 at B. Applications of Maths will be accepted but must be at National 5 at A. (You may gain entry to the Gateway programme with 4 Highers at BBBB).

Grades may vary depending on combinations taken
(E) Higher English at A required
(F) Higher French at A required
(H) Higher History at A required
(M) Higher Maths at A required

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

Please refer to list below

Course Length

4 - 5 years

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Department

Philosophy

SCQF Level

10

Combination Courses

Philosophy/Ancient History
Philosophy/Arabic
Philosophy/Arabic (WIYA)
Philosophy/Art History
Philosophy/Bible and Culture
Philosophy/Biblical Studies
Philosophy/Classical Studies
Philosophy/Classics
Philosophy/Comparative Literature
Philosophy/Economics
Philosophy/English (E)
Philosophy/Film Studies
Philosophy/French (F)
Philosophy/French (WIYA) (F)
Philosophy/Geography
Philosophy/German
Philosophy/German (WIYA)
Philosophy/Greek
Philosophy/International Relations
Philosophy/Italian
Philosophy/Italian (WIYA)
Philosophy/Latin
Philosophy/Management
Philosophy/Mathematics (M)
Philosophy/Medieval History (H)
Philosophy/Modern History (H)
Philosophy/Persian
Philosophy/Psychology
Philosophy/Russian
Philosophy/Russian (WIYA)
Philosophy/Scottish History (H)
Philosophy/Social Anthropology
Philosophy/Spanish
Philosophy/Spanish (WIYA)
Philosophy/Statistics (M)
Philosophy/Theological Studies
Philosphy with Religion in Society
VV15
TV65
TBC
VV35
PB01
VVM6
QV85
Q8V5
QV25
LV15
QV35
PV35
RV15
RVC5
LV75
RV25
RVF5
QV75
LV25
RV35
RVH5
QV65
VN52
GV15
VVC5
VVD5
TV25
CV85
RV75
RVR5
VV52
LV65
RV45
RVK5
GV35
VV56
LT29

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