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New first year offering for Brookes’ Philosophy course

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The Philosophy Course at Oxford Brookes has introduced two new modules into the first year syllabus. The modules: Global Philosophy in Religions and Human Nature will pose questions such as ‘How can philosophy help us to lead a flourishing life?’ and will complement the already diverse yet cohesive module list available to students.

Philosophy at Brookes investigates the history of philosophy in great detail. It examines prominent issues in areas such as science and religion, and takes the view that the work of great philosophers of the past is relevant to contemporary concerns. The course also explores how the work of historical philosophers impacts upon debates that are central to modern philosophy.

Traditionally, the course has been grounded in the Western approach to teaching philosophy; however the new modules will add a more distinctive element to the course through examining philosophy from a non-western approach.

‘For the new academic year we have added two exciting new first year modules to the Philosophy programme. They will add both breadth and depth to the programme and will enable students to explore issues that have interested philosophers for centuries and are of great contemporary relevance’.

Dr Mark Cain, Programme Lead for Philosophy.

More information on the BA Philosophy course can be found here.

Department of History, Philosophy and Religion receives excellent rankings in new Guardian University League tables

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The Guardian UK released their new University league tables and the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion achieved excellent rankings for a range of subjects.

Philosophy at Oxford Brookes, is currently ranked 10th for its subject, with a high score of 91.9% of final-year students satisfied with the overall quality of their course, according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS).

History at Oxford Brookes, has recently jumped from 50 to 39 in this year’s Guardian University leagues tables, with a high score of 96.7% of final-year students satisfied with the quality of teaching they received on their course (NSS).

History of Art at Oxford Brookes, is currently ranked 20th for its subject, compared to other providers in the UK and received a rating of 96% of final-year students being satisfied with the overall quality of their course, according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS).

I am delighted to see these results, which are testimony to the hard work and enthusiasm of our teaching staff who use their research to offer inspiring modules and to the committed, high-calibre undergraduates who choose to come and study with us.”
Professor Joanne Begiato, Head of the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion