A philosophy degree gives you the opportunity to develop a broad range of essential skills that are desirable to employers in a range of fields.
91% of graduates from the Department of Philosophy are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating. (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018/19; First Degree responders from Philosophy)
Among other skills, you will learn how to:
- communicate ideas clearly and precisely
- think clearly about complex and abstract ideas
- consider social and ethical issues in a structured way
- work both independently and in a team
- build a sound case for your views
- criticise arguments effectively
- engage in productive debate
- produce analytical and argumentative written work.
Past graduates have worked for KPMG, the Civil Service, IBM, PwC, Lloyds, museums, charities, schools and universities, or have pursued PhD research.
Some have entered the highest levels of politics, the U.N., and multinational corporations. Others have started their own businesses or trained as lawyers. The possibilities for a philosophy graduate are vast.