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What will I learn?

A Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Philosophy deals with some of the most important questions facing each of us. Apart from tackling such complex issues, this degree will teach you how to improve your own critical thinking abilities – a skill which you can apply to your career after university.

Why study this degree?

The Philosophy Major fosters philosophical thought which is central to the way we see ourselves and the wider world. The Major provides a detailed introduction to the Western philosophical tradition, from the Ancient World right up until the present day. Along the way, you will grapple with some of the thorniest questions in moral philosophy, learn basic philosophical reasoning, and develop a capacity for critical thinking and clear expression.

Career opportunities

The transferable skills from this Major will be welcome by many employers. Many students go on to post graduate study in education, law or counselling. Career opportunities include: policy analyst, researcher, intelligence officer, and diplomat.

Sydney Campus

The study of philosophy deals with some of the most important questions facing the human race. Here at the University of Notre Dame Australia, our Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Philosophy tackles these complex issues. Through the careful examination of great philosophical works, you will grow and develop your critical thinking skills.

Why study this degree?

Philosophical thought is central to the way we see ourselves and the wider world. Our Bachelor of Arts with a Major n Philosophy provides a detailed introduction to the Western philosophical tradition, from the Ancient World right up until the present day. Along the way, you will grapple with some of the thorniest questions in moral philosophy, learn basic philosophical reasoning, and develop your capacity for critical thinking and clear expression.

In Years Two and Three, you are able to pursue your own particular philosophical interests by choosing from a wide range of topics including Business Ethics, Formal Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion and Epistemology. You will also examine the work of major thinkers such as Thomas Aquinas and learn to evaluate arguments about truth, reality and various belief systems.

Very few philosophy graduates pursue careers as professional philosophers, but the considerable skills acquired and knowledge gained are applicable in a wide range of occupations. As a graduate of a Bachelor of Arts (Major: Philosophy), you will have the analytical and critical skills necessary to succeed in academic research, business management, policy development, politics, journalism, international trade and diplomacy.

Career opportunities

The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

Academic teaching and research
Business management
Policy development
Politics
Journalism
International diplomacy and trade

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Sciences

CRICOS

015324A

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (15,77,802) per year
Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

Sydney Campus

140 Broadway,

BROADWAY,

New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (15,77,802) per year
Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle Campus,

19 Mouat Street,

FREMANTLE,

Western Australia,

6959, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants with recent Secondary Education must have a HSC Performance Band Results with a Band 4 in English, a minimum average of Bands 4s and an overall minimum average HSC mark of 70% in HSC Category A Courses (or Interstate equivalent).

For international students

Applicants must meet High school qualifications (or equivalent) to apply for undergraduate program. Academic minimum entry requirements for international applicants vary from country to country.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall, with no individual band score lower than 6.0; CAE/CPE - 176 overall, with no individual band score lower than 169; PTE Academic - 58 overall, with no individual band score lower than 50; TOEFL (iBT) - 84 overall, with no score lower than 21 in writing and no other band score lower than 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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