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University of Sheffield Philosophy

Philosophical reflection requires a distinctive combination of imagination and exact reasoning. You’ll develop these skills through a wide range of modules.

Philosophy at Sheffield is highly flexible. There are no compulsory modules. You plan your own degree pathway, choosing the modules that interest you most.

Over the three years, you can develop your understanding of key areas including ethics, philosophy of mind, theory of knowledge, political philosophy, metaphysics and logic. We also teach courses on major figures in the history of philosophy such as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes and Hegel.

In the first year you’ll take a mixture of philosophy modules and subjects in other departments, for instance: you might want to study a language or take a course in history. Your second and third years will be devoted to philosophy modules.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University – bursaries

If you’re a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant – you don’t have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification ABB + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 34
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2
Scottish Highers AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AA
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • A Level in General Studies is accepted
  • International students need an overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

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Contact us

Admissions Secretary
Department of Philosophy
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 0587
Email philosophy@sheffield.ac.uk

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