UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This degree aims to provide you with an understanding of a range of central philosophical debates together with a detailed education in history of art. All major areas of philosophy are available for study. You will also address issues about the very nature of art and human perception of visual culture.

Course Modules

Philosophy: Year 1: Logic and methodology; epistemology and metaphysics; Greek philosophy; modern philosophy; ethics or political philosophy. Years 2 and 3: Topics from Year 1 are followed in greater depth; options. History of art: Year 1: Introduction to key problems, debates and skills in the history of art; survey of Western art and a choice of seminars based on close study of works of art in London. Year 2: Seminar work, often involving close study of objects, leading to a deeper understanding of specific periods of problems in the history of art. Year 3: Normally work on 2 highly'focused special subjects; among possible variations, there is an opportunity to write an undergraduate thesis linking the 2 subjects of the combination.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £16,130  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher AAA
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAAAB
  • GCE A-level AAAe
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 38
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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89% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 84%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 83%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 90%

£20,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

89% Go on to work and/or study

In work 45
Studying 38
Studying and working 6
Unemployed 7
Unknown 4

14% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 37%

Total Coursework: 62%

Total Practical: 1%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation