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The Department of Philosophy brings together stimulating teaching and original research in an informal, friendly setting. Engage with key issues at the centre of contemporary debates across a broad range of topics.

Undergraduate students

Academic requirements

If your home degree does not include philosophy, or includes it but only as a minor component, please choose Year 1 modules only.

Undergraduate English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. For more information see our undergraduate English language requirements.

Postgraduate students

Academic requirements

You should hold an undergraduate degree in Philosophy  or related subject.

Postgraduate English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Choosing your modules

Please see the list of modules below. This list is indicative of the type of module which may be available during your study period. Please note that not all modules are available to exchange and visiting students. Module choice and registration will take place during the first supervisory meeting. Learning agreements (if applicable) cannot be signed until this meeting.

Some postgraduate modules are taught jointly with 3rd year undergraduate students. However, you will be assessed at a postgraduate level.

Teaching schedule

You can study in our department for the following periods:-

  • Full academic year
  • Autumn Term only
  • Autumn/Spring (combined)
  • Spring Term only
  • Spring/Summer(combined)

Examination and assessment

Assessment is mainly by closed exam and/or essay during the Common Examination Periods in January and the Summer Term. 

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Contact us

Dr Fiora Salis
International Officer
fiora.salis@york.ac.uk

Carol Dixon
Undergraduate and postgraduate contact
carol.dixon@york.ac.uk

Related links

Department of Philosophy

Undergraduate and postgraduate modules

Contact us

Dr Fiora Salis
International Officer
fiora.salis@york.ac.uk

Carol Dixon
Undergraduate and postgraduate contact
carol.dixon@york.ac.uk

Related links

Department of Philosophy