Philosophy attempts to answer questions such as: What is knowledge? What is the nature of truth? Why should we act morally? Philosophy is just as much the study of reasoning and argument as it is the application of thought to specific problems.
What makes Philosophy at Aberdeen especially attractive is the breadth of courses, the user-friendly materials you will use and the experts who will teach you. In your first year alone, you can study topics such as How Should One Live? Controversial Questions and Experience, Knowledge and Reality.
You will combine this with our special strength in Psychology, rated in the latest UK assessment of university research as third top in the UK. Psychology deals with the understanding and explanation of behaviour and experience and how these change and develop throughout our lives.
You will learn from our internationally-recognised researchers in neuroscience, perception, language and cognition and occupational/industrial psychology and use specialised laboratories including those for analysing brain scans.
The skills you will gain will open up career opportunities in many fields with strong focus on people, including human resources, social work, counselling, teaching and areas benefiting from an understanding of the human mind and behaviour such careers in business, marketing and advertising.