Philosophy with French

Philosophy explores our existence using critical thinking and argument. If students find themselves thinking about life's big issues and questions, philosophy could be for them. We specialise in continental (European) philosophy and teach key texts from the European tradition, including some of the most exciting thinkers of the last century.

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Key Facts

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Degree

MA(Hons) Philosophy with French

Degree Duration

4 years

Pathways Available

International Year Zero

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Degree Overview

At Levels 1 and 2 students will receive a grounding in ancient and modern philosophy and be introduced to fundamental ideas concerning ethics, epistemology (the nature of knowledge) and metaphysics (the nature of reality).

Students will study existentialism in relation to contemporary culture, technology, and film, and topics in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Students will also be encouraged to make links between philosophy and other subjects

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Important
  • This course will be taught by the Dundee School of Humanities

Why Study this Degree

A philosophy degree provides you with wide-ranging skills which are an advantage in any professional career. You will be able to identify and explain the underlying issues in all kinds of debates.

You will also learn to identify arguments from varied sources and traditions and offer clear responses to these arguments. You can summarise points of view which are not your own and will learn the self-discipline required for independent research.

Studying a language is one of the best ways to make yourself even more employable. Our language graduates have gone on to work all over the world in a range of areas such as: teaching English as a second language publishing tourism government NGOs business

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.