Study Abroad at UCL



Philosophy is an attempt to reach the deepest and most general understanding of anything and everything. Since philosophy touches every subject, we welcome affiliates from any field of study. You will find that philosophical reasoning – searching out every unexamined presupposition – is an unsurpassed mental exercise.

Key Information

Year, Fall Term, Spring Term
English language level
Level 4 - see English language requirements for more details.
Tuition fees
Band 1 - see Tuition fees for more information
GPA requirement
Arts & Humanities
Department website

Why study Philosophy at UCL?

UCL Philosophy has a long tradition of teaching and research which is academically rigorous and extensive in its range. We are a friendly community, with enthusiastic students and many distinguished alumni. Our research is world-leading, rated first in the UK for research impact (REF 2021).

What you will gain from study at UCL

For many the study of philosophy is a great mind opener. They discover that behind a veneer of unexamined everyday presuppositions there is wonder in everything – which can be expressed as philosophical questions. By addressing these questions they develop rigour in their reasoning.

Teaching and assessment

For nearly every module there is a weekly lecture and a weekly discussion class. Most modules are either assessed by essay or by examination in the Summer Term.

Modules in Philosophy

Please note that this guide lists a range of popular modules offered as a representative sample. It is not exhaustive and, since the guide is published ahead of time, module options may have changed, been deleted or replaced. If you have very specific study needs or require confirmation of module availability for 2023/24, you are strongly advised to get in touch with the relevant Affiliate contact, listed on this subject page, before making an application.

Please be aware that some modules may be oversubscribed so Affiliates cannot be guaranteed a space on any particular module.

Level 1 (FHEQ 4) modules

Module code Title Availability UCL credits
PHIL0001 Ancient Philosophy Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
PHIL0002 Early Modern Philosophy Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
PHIL0003 Knowledge and Reality Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
PHIL0004 Introduction to Logic 2 Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
PHIL0005 Introduction to Logic 1 Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
PHIL0006 Introduction to Moral Philosophy Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
PHIL0007 Introduction to Political Philosophy Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)

Level 2 (FHEQ 5) modules

Module code Title Availability UCL credits
PHIL0011 Applied Ethics Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
PHIL0012 Metaphysics Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
PHIL0013 Philosophy of Mind Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
PHIL0022 Philosophy of Language Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
PHIL0024 Ethics Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
PHIL0149 Kant Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)

Level 3 (FHEQ 6) modules

Module code Title Availability UCL credits
PHIL0041 Early Wittgenstein Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
PHIL0057 Topics in German Idealism Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
PHIL0076 Applied Moral and Political Philosophy Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
PHIL0081 Topics in Moral Psychology Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)

Contact details

Emily Wilkes, Undergraduate Administrator
+44 (0)20 7679 3610

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