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Be introduced to the history of philosophy and the philosophy of disciplines such as art, science, education and politics.

Explore key ideas in areas including epistemology, ethics, logic and metaphysics.

The purpose of philosophy is to learn how to evaluate theories and arguments, how to construct your own arguments, and how to communicate ideas in a clear and powerful way.

Through your studies you'll develop critical thinking, communication and complex reasoning skills, which can be used in endless careers and roles.

You'll also learn about different research methods and analysis that can be applied throughout your degree.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for philosophy

QS World University Rankings 2022

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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:

  • Policy and research officer
  • Conflict adviser
  • Clinical research coordinator
  • Human research ethics officer
  • Philosophy teacher
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This Major is available as:

  • Major
  • Extended Major

How you'll learn

In 2023, 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.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study

What you'll study

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

  • Introduction to Philosophy: What is Philosophy?
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Rise of Modern Philosophy

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