Within the Department of Philosophy, all of our modules are designed to give you important skills that transfer to the workplace. Studying your degree programme will not only improve your grasp of philosophy, but teach you how to critically evaluate ideas, think through problems and clearly communicate even complex material.

We offer opportunities to discuss and defend your ideas, to give oral presentations, to work both individually and as part of a group, all of which will equip you with useful instruments for your future careers, whatever they may be.

The Year Abroad option on our Philosophy degree can be used to gain additional experience valued by employers - independence, confidence and initiative - gained from living for an extended period of time overseas.

Philosophy students move into a variety of careers after graduating including teaching, publishing, journalism, marketing, the media and the legal profession. Recent examples of further study include the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and PhDs in various subjects.

Key skills

During your degree you learn key transferable skills which are all highly valued by employers. Our programmes are designed to encourage you in the development of these skills, which will serve you well whatever career you choose. You will gain skills in:

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Communication of even complex material
  • Presentaion skills


Philosophy, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 19/01/2016