Alternative entry

Are you passionate about studying Philosophy, but looking for part-time study, or not ready to enter directly into university? This page offers alternative routes to a degree in Philosophy.

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BA Philosophy (part time)

Study on our Philosophy BA programme as a part-time student. You study alongside your fellow students in the Department of Philosophy but spread your module choices out over 6 years.

Apply for our part-time undergraduate programme.

All of our masters programmes are also available to study part time.


Courses with foundation years

Foundation year courses are integrated programmes for students with non-standard entry qualifications, and for mature learners who have been out of formal education for an extended period of time. You study on a Foundation Year with our colleagues in the Department for Lifelong Learning and, upon completion with the required results for progression, you move to the Department of Philosophy to study on our single honours Philosophy BA or Philosophy, Religion and Ethics BA programme. If you're taking one of our dual courses with Foundation Year, you'll move to the Department of Philosophy and the dual department - EnglishHistory or Politics - after your Foundation Year.

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Preparation for international students

For international students, the University of Sheffield International College (USIC) offers you the best pathway to a degree from the University of Sheffield. You can study on high quality and flexible pathway programmes that are specifically designed to prepare international students for admission to our Philosophy BA or Philosophy, Religion and Ethics BA programmes, as well as our MA programmes.

University of Sheffield International College programmes

Results and Clearing 2020

Clearing and Adjustment

We have places available on some courses for additional high achieving students through Clearing and Adjustment.