Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy Major

Philosophy has always asked the "big questions" about our lives. These are questions, for example, about the limits of our knowledge, the best way that humans can live together, how we understand the world around us, and what is the good life. A philosophy major at UWS will enable students to develop particular skills and attributes - such as clear thinking, capacities to assess arguments and values, sound understanding of important philosophical views - that have always been essential to university scholarship, and which continue to be valuable for graduates in both public and private life.

Local International
Delivery Mode On campus On campus
Location Bankstown or Parramatta Bankstown or Parramatta
Duration 3 Years Full Time/
6 Years Part Time
3 Years Full Time
Course Code 720510 [Bankstown]
720515 [Parramatta]
1706.1 [CRICOS Code 040992A]
Entrance Rank 65.00 ATAR [Bankstown]
65.00 ATAR [Parramatta]
Please refer to Admission Requirements
Fee Information Local Course Fees (opens in a new window) International Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Part time-study is only available to local students and is generally completed by day classes as there are limited night classes.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Philosophy, you may choose from a number of very rewarding careers, including roles in community development, cultural, social and public policy, social welfare, primary/secondary teaching (with further study) and state and federal public services.

How to Apply

All domestic applications for entry to UWS undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the UWS International Admissions pages.

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If you are interested in completing a higher research degree, for example Masters Honours, information is accessible from UWS Research (opens in a new window).