School of Histories, Languages and Cultures


Philosophy appeals to people with a wide range of interests and aptitudes, with backgrounds in the sciences or the arts. To help you decide if Philosophy is the right choice of subject for you, we list some of the key features of studying the subject, some of the personal qualities we look for in our students and how you might demonstrate these in your application on the page Is Philosophy the right subject for me?

Because of its wide appeal, unless indicated on the course pages, we do not have any special requirements in terms of which qualifications we accept for entry. We are also happy to accept A level General Studies for entry to any of our undergraduate study programmes. The level of offer will vary from programme to programme and sometimes from individual to individual. We would like to add an important caveat: we like to look at an application ‘in the round', taking into account factors other than simply the level of grades (such as special circumstances, the personal statement, the reference), and therefore may be prepared to vary offers in individual cases.

We are happy to accept a variety of other qualifications for admissions purposes, including the European Baccalaureate, the International Baccalaureate, the Irish Leaving Certificate, the Scottish Certificate of Education and the appropriate university matriculation examinations for all European Union countries. Applications from those taking vocational qualifications such as the Advanced GNVQ or VCE A levels are considered on an individual basis.

See Undergraduate Studies or Postgraduate Studies for a full list of our available programmes.

Apart from applications to part-time programmes, all applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS entry profiles

Entry profiles are written and compiled by staff at the university, and are designed to help you make an informed choice when making that important decision about which universities and which courses to apply to. As well as providing information about our admissions policy, academic entry requirements and other selection criteria, the Entry Profile will also give you some general information about the University and what studying Philosophy at Hull would be like.

To access the entry profile for our programmes, please see the UCAS website.


For information about tuition fees, scholarships, bursaries and other financial issues, please go to the University's Money Matters webpage.

International students (language requirements)

If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency. Learn more.

Further information

If you require further details please contact:

Phone: +44 01482 465840


And look at the University's Admissions page (if you have a UCAS number, please quote it in all correspondence).

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