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Reason. Morality. Humanity. Philosophers dig deep, thinking beyond surface level in their search for answers to the problems people face across the world. By combining philosophy with a humanities degree subject, you’ll challenge what you think you know and broaden your global outlook.

About Philosophy

Learn to think more critically about the world around us, tackling the philosophical problems faced by today’s decision-makers.

In our thriving community, you’ll have support from a dedicated team of tutors and supervisors, who’ll help you to hone and develop your philosophy. Apply your theoretical skills through company projects, volunteering and placements with our partner organisations. Our philosophy graduates find employment in teaching, accounting / finance, social work, the civil service, law, media, journalism, personnel, project management and the voluntary sector.

And if you want to specialise you can create your own learning pathway. Explore original, advanced philosophical research from a postgraduate perspective and ideal gateway to MPhil or PhD-level research.

Careers in Philosophy

Studying Philosophy will help you to develop a broad range of transferable skills prized by employers. It encourages intellectual innovation, imagination and enterprise, and helps to cultivate the crucial philosophical skills for implementing research exercises: flexibility, project management, adaptability, independence, autonomous learning, creative and critical reasoning, and problem-solving.

Our recent graduates have secured roles at companies including:

  • British Airways
  • HMRC
  • Home Office
  • Nottingham City of Literature
  • University of Salford
  • Boots
  • Oxfam
  • Teach First
  • Capital One
  • Creative Video Productions

They have gone into a wide variety of job roles including:

  • Charity Manager
  • Civil Servant
  • Teacher
  • Health and Safety Manager
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Planning Officer
  • Research Assistant
  • Lecturer

Our graduates


Lydia Birtwistle-Sawyer discusses how her Philosophy course at NTU has helped to set up her career.

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