Philosophy Higher

What is special about this course?

Higher Philosophy is part of the NQ Humanities Level 6 Course, and can be studied on its own or along with Higher English and Higher History.

As part of Higher Philosophy you will develop your critical thinking skills and your ability to reason effectively; these skills are also are hugely relevant to other subjects. This will enable you to develop as members of society who can express their own opinions and values confidently but also appreciate the opinions and values of others. It's an exciting course that teaches you to think, debate and understand how arguments work, and it features lots of discussion and group work, as well as the opportunity to pursue a small research project.

Students wishing to study Higher Philosophy as part of a full-time programme should consult the NQ Humanities (Level 6).

Entry requirements

  • National 5 or equivalent at A or B in Philosophy, RMPS, English or any other related Humanities subject
  • NC Social Science at SCQF Level 5
  • NQ Humanities at SCQF Level 5

You will study:

  • Arguments in Action
  • Knwledge and Doubt
  • Moral Philosophy

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Online
  • Face-to-Face
  • Online with workshops

How long will my course last?

1 Years

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment and Higher exam

Where can I study my course?

  • Beechwood Campus

Start date


How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • undergraduate degrees in Philosophy, PPE, History, Scottish History, or other Humanities subjects
  • At Inverness College UHI, BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politcs and Economics, BA (Hons) History, BA (Hons) Scottish History, BA (Hons) History and Literature, BA (Hons) Scottish History and Literature, BA (Hons) History and Politics, BA (Hons) Scottish History and Politics, BA (Hons) History and Archaeology, BA (Hons) Scottish History and Archaeology, BA (Hons) History and Theology, BA (Hons) Scottish History and Theology, BA (Hons) Scottish Cultural Studies
  • Entry into employment and training or further and higher education courses. The skills attained provide a good foundation for the study of not only history but any arts, humanities or social science course. There are possible employment routes to journalism, teaching, the civil service, local government, police, libraries, museums.

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