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Philosophy (Arts)

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).

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

V500

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Department

Philosophy

SCQF Level

10

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