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Undergraduate subject

Philosophy

Whakaaroaro

06 October 2023
Philosophy teaches you how to think about questions rationally, carefully, and clearly.
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Philosophy

Introduction

Philosophy teaches you how to think rationally and carefully about complex questions such as: are drone strikes immoral? What about genetic engineering? Should rich countries give substantially more in overseas aid? Is time travel possible?

These skills are of real value in the workplace and help in other study areas by encouraging you to look at a problem from all angles and find out-of-the-box solutions.

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What will my study involve?

  • You can choose to specialise in areas such as ethics, bioethics, philosophy of science and technology, cognitive science and the mind, artificial intelligence, and language.
  • There are specialised courses on famous figures such as Plato, Descartes, Wittgenstein, and Turing.
  • Choose to add an internship to your study, gain work experience, meet potential employers, and build your CV.

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Courses

Philosophy major

For the major in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, complete the following courses:

100-level

200-level

300-level

Philosophy minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Product Design, Psychological Science, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:

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Career opportunities

The intellectual skills that Philosophy teaches leads to success in many different careers. Many sectors increasingly require people who can think independently and creatively, write clearly, apply logic, solve abstract problems, and communicate precisely.

Career pathways could include:

  • environmental advisory
  • video game design
  • ethics policy
  • research management.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Philosophy.

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