Undergraduate

Philosophy

Does God exist? Do the sciences tell us the truth about the world? How can we say what we mean? Philosophy tackles these and other questions about life.
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Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

In business, the public service and the not-for-profit sector, Philosophy graduates can be found in challenging areas such as strategic planning, where their conceptual and analytic skills and the ability to interpret the big picture are highly valued. With a growing awareness of corporate, medical and environmental ethics, students who specialise in ethics have the opportunity to work in these areas.
In business, the public service and the not-for-profit sector, Philosophy graduates can be found in challenging areas such as strategic planning, where their conceptual and analytic skills and the ability to interpret the big picture are highly valued. With a growing awareness of corporate, medical and environmental ethics, students who specialise in ethics have the opportunity to work in these areas.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2018
$6,349.00
Typical Fee Range - 2018
$6,349.00 - $8,472.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2016
$28,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$85,500.00
Annual Fee - 2017
$30,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$90,000.00
Annual Fee - 2018
$31,100.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$93,300.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for UWA bachelor’s degrees with a required Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 80.00.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen degree.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Philosophical questions cover an immense range, such as are other people's experiences like our own? What does it mean to be conscious? What are emotions and how are they relevant to our lives?

About The Course

Philosophy teaches you to distinguish between good and bad arguments and make informed recommendations on contentious issues. Studying Philosophy allows you to explore a vast range of influential ideas, from the ancient philosophers, whose works are preserved in manuscripts from India, China and Greece, right down to cutting-edge contemporary work on pressing ethical issues, the nature of mind and artificial intelligence.
Philosophy

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-PHILY
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Philosophy
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-PHILY
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWART
  • UWBPH
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Arts

Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

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