Philosophy

Employability

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.

Academic Opportunities

TH643: Religious Studies and Philosophy in the Classroom

This Stage 3 module will provide you with the opportunity to combine an academic course with work experience, so you can also gain credits towards your degree. You will be placed at a secondary school which will give you an insight into a teaching career option.

Placements in a school environment will enhance your employability opportunities as you will acquire a range of skills. When recruiting new graduates, employers look for additional assets graduates have gained and that are of value to their organisation. They also look for evidence of skills and experiences that make you different from other graduate applicants.

By undertaking this module you will:

  • Develop a range of skills including work related skills demanded by graduate employers
  • Improve your confidence levels
  • Develop your employability

Enrol on the module as normal, but final admission will be via informal interviews during the spring term. Please contact Yadira Ross (y.ross@kent.ac.uk) as soon as you sign up as places are limited.

 

 

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

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 827159 or email Philosophy

Last Updated: 19/01/2016