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Field of Study

Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Think deeply about the fundamental aspects of reality, value, morals and political ideas as you develop well-constructed, informed arguments to address particular questions across topics including science, history, art and the humanities.

You'll complete two compulsory seminars, focusing on contemporary philosophy research to develop your extended research, writing and presentation skills.

In addition, you'll undertake an honours research thesis that requires you to complete two theses – one for each semester – while working under the guidance of a supervisor to develop and examine your topics.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for philosophy

QS World University Rankings 2022

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Think tank adviser
  • Philosophy teacher
  • Academic researcher
  • University academic

How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Research experience
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Philosophy Honours Seminar 1
  • Philosophy Honours Seminar 2
  • Honours Research Thesis

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