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Philosophy at The Open University

Welcome to the Philosophy Department at the Open University. We teach a range of undergraduate courses, leading to a BA (Humanities with Philosophy), a BA (Philosophy with Psychological Studies) or a BA (Politics, Philosophy and Economics). We also run a postgraduate programme, from MA through to PhD. 

Why study Philosophy?

Philosophy is an extremely rewarding subject, which will develop your ability to reason logically, to argue effectively and to think both critically and creatively. To find out more about philosophy as a discipline, see some answers to the question: What is philosophy?

Philosophy is also an excellent choice if you study to improve your employment prospects. Follow this link to find out why the study of philosophy is valued so highly by employers and what careers you can expect to have after studying philosophy.

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