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BA Philosophy and History of Art

Catalog id : VV53
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
3 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
20700 GBP
National
9000 GBP
EU
12 GBP

Application fee

International 12 GBP
National 12 GBP
EU 12 GBP
Department
Arts & Humanities
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

This degree aims to provide you with an understanding of a range of central philosophical debates together with a detailed education in history of art. All major areas of philosophy are available for study. You will also address issues about the very nature of art and human perception of visual culture.

  • UCL Philosophy was one of the top-rated departments in the UK in the most recent (2014) Research Excellence Framework. The research interests of the academic staff are wide-ranging, covering all the main areas of philosophy.
  • UCL History of Art academic staff include specialists on all periods from the early Renaissance onwards, with particular strength in the study of contemporary art and two experts in the technical analysis of paintings.
  • A rich array of extracurricular philosophy events is available in London. As a UCL philosophy student you will be able to attend the meetings of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, the Aristotelian Society and the University of London's Institute of Philosophy.
  • UCL's central location in London is within walking distance of the British Museum and provides easy access to the National Gallery, the Tate Galleries and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Eligibility Criteria

British Council International Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Version)

  • Standard level: Overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests.
  • Good level: Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.
  • Advanced level: Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.

 

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Standard level: Score of 92 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
  • Good level: Score of 100 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
  • Advanced level: Score of 109 overall 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening

Other accepted qualifications

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English
  • Cambridge English Language 1119
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Ordinary Level in English Language
  • City & Guilds International ESOL (8984)
  • UCL Pre-sessional English courses
  • UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes
  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education English Language (Standards-Referenced Reporting Scheme)
  • Malaysian Certificate of Education English Language Communicational (122)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) - when examined in 2013 or beyond
  • European School Leaving/Matriculation Certificates
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic)

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Course Modules

Year 1 :

Compulsory modules

  • History of Art and its Objects
  • History of European Art (1): Classical to Early Renaissance
  • History of European Art (2): High Renaissance to Present Day

Optional modules
You will select 2.0 credits from the following:

  • Introduction to the History of Philosophy I
  • Introduction to the History of Philosophy II
  • Introduction to Logic I
  • Introduction to Logic II
  • Introduction to Moral Philosophy
  • Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • Knowledge and Reality
  • Philosophy Tutorial: Texts and Debate

Year 2 :

Compulsory modules

  • Gateway I (History of Art)
  • Gateway II (History of Art)

Optional modules
You will select 1.0 credit of options from a selection of History of Art modules.
And four optional modules from Philosophy, including modules from at least two of the groups A, B, and C:

  • Group A
  • Theoretical Philosophy (e.g. Knowledge; Metaphysics; Mind and Body; Language)
  • Group B
  • Normative Philosophy (e.g. Aesthetics; Applied Ethics; Global Justice and Health; Morality and Literature; Normative Ethics; Political Philosophy)
  • Group C
  • History of Philosophy (e.g. Aristotle; Plato; Marxism; Nietzsche; Wittgenstein; Sartre)

Year 3 :

Compulsory modules
All third-year modules are optional.

Optional modules
You will choose four History of Art modules (to the value of 2.0 credits) from the wide range of options.You will also select four philosophy modules (to the value of 2.0 credits) from the wide range in year two. A maximum of 1.0 credit may be taken in other UCL departments in years two and three.

 

 

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How to Apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

In addition to looking for outstanding grades in your academic record, we also assess your application for evidence of your ability to engage with philosophical arguments, your skills in reasoning and your interest in history of art.

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