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Undergraduate Study

BA Philosophy and Sociology - 2022 entry

Please note: The below is for 2022 entries. Click here for 2021 entries.
UCAS code VL53
Duration 3 years
Entry year 2022
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Philosophy
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Typical offer

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A levels: AAA - AAB
IB: 36/666 - 34/665
BTEC: DDD

Contextual offers

A-Level: ABB-BBB
IB: 32-30
BTEC: DDM

Overview

  • Combine the complementary disciplines of Philosophy and Sociology, taking differing perspectives on the human condition
  • You’ll learn and apply analytical, philosophical skills to the study of a variety of older and newer sociological questions, as well as many contemporary social processes
  • Our broad range of optional modules in your second and third years gives you the flexibility to tailor your degree to your interests and develop specialist knowledge on a range of topics
  • The Philosophy student society will give you the chance to make friends, attend socials and seminars and hear from guest speakers
  • Get ready for your future career by developing a range of skills valued by a wide range of employers from the media to teaching and the public, private and charity sectors

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Commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research

100% of students in work/study six months after finishing

HESA DLHE Record 2016/17 

Opportunities to study abroad

Entry requirements (typical offer)

Qualification Typical offer Required subjects
A-Level AAA - AAB n/a
IB 36/666 - 34/665 n/a
BTEC DDD n/a
GCSE C or 4 English Language
Contextual Offer

A-Level: ABB-BBB
IB: 32-30
BTEC: DDM

Specific subject requirements must still be achieved where stated above. Find out more about contextual offers.

Other UK, EU and International equivalences

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NB General Studies is not included in any offer.

Grades advertised on each programme webpage are the typical level at which our offers are made and provide information on any specific subjects an applicant will need to have studied in order to be considered for a place on the programme. However, if we receive a large number of applications for the programme we may not be able to make an offer to all those who are predicted to achieve/have achieved grades which are in line with our typical offer. For more information on how applications are assessed and when decisions are released, please see: After you apply

Course content

Course variants

UCAS code: VL5H

Our four-year ‘with Study Abroad’ degree, offers you the possibility of spending your third year abroad, studying with one of our many partner universities.

Why Study Abroad?

Living and studying in a different country is an exciting experience that broadens your academic and cultural horizons, as well as giving you the opportunity to widen your circle of friends. Students who have studied abroad demonstrate initiative, independence, motivation and, depending on where they stay, may also have gained a working knowledge of another language – all key qualities that employers are looking for in today’s competitive employment environment.

Where can I Study Abroad?

We have partnership arrangements with many prestigious institutions across the globe. Exactly where you can apply to study will depend on the subjects you are studying at Exeter. For a full list please visit the Study Abroad website.

Does it count towards my degree?

Credit for academic work during your year abroad is arranged by agreement between the University of Exeter and the host institution. These marks are then translated back into your degree at Exeter. If you are Studying Abroad for a semester or full year, your time abroad will count toward your final degree. Please refer to your College Study Abroad co-ordinator for further details.

How does it affect my tuition fee and funding?

For the year that you spend studying abroad you will pay a significantly reduced tuition fee to Exeter, but nothing to your host university – for more information visit our fees pages. You will continue to receive a maintenance loan if you are eligible for this whilst on your Study Abroad year.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2022 entry

UK students: £9,250 per year
International students: £20,000 per year

Scholarships

Details of scholarships for undergraduate study at the University of Exeter can be found on our dedicated funding page.

Find out more about tuition fees and funding

Learning and teaching

How will I learn?

We use a wide range of teaching and learning methods and encourage you to develop your writing and presentation skills in a supportive atmosphere:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Group work
  • Project work
  • One-to-one sessions
  • Small group tutorials
  • Independent study

You will also have access to personal and subject tutors who will give you the individual help and guidance you need to succeed.

How will I be assessed?

  • Exams
  • Essays
  • Projects
  • Practical assignments

You must pass your first year modules in order to proceed but your performance at this level does not count towards your final degree classification.

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Your future

Develop skills valued by employers

As a Philosophy and Sociology graduate you will be well prepared for a number of careers including teaching, the media, business, social research, work in the public and charity sectors, and the legal profession. Throughout your studies you will develop a range of professional, academic and personal skills including:

  • Analytical, critical and independent thinking
  • Independent research
  • Discussion and group work
  • Collecting, assessing and presenting evidence
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Articulating ideas and arguments
  • Organising, planning and time management

Career paths

The broad range of transferable skills gained on a Philosophy and Sociology degree enable graduates to pursue further study or employment in a wide range of careers including:

  • Teaching and research
  • Local or national government
  • The Civil Service
  • Business and finance
  • Charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the UK and abroad
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Management and administration

Exeter Award and Exeter Leaders Award

Many of our students participate in the Exeter Award and Exeter Leaders Award. These schemes encourage you to participate in employability related workshops, skills events, volunteering and employment which will contribute to your career decision-making skills and success in the employment market.

Developing your skills and career prospects

We provide a range of support to help you develop skills attractive to employers. You will be able to access a range of specific activities such as careers skills sessions and employer-led events, or seek bespoke advice and support from Employability Officers based within Colleges.

The Career Zone also organises a busy schedule of activities including careers fairs, skills workshops, and training events, and can advise on graduate opportunities and volunteering.

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