Taster - Philosophy - School of Ideas

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

An introduction to our series of courses, from the Ancient Greeks to Contemporary Post Modernists explore the key ideas that have shaped and changed world views.

If you have a special interest in philosophy and the history of ideas of or are seeking an introduction to this area of learning we have a broad range of courses to inspire you.

Course Content

This taster session offers an overview of courses in the area of philosophy and the opportunity to discuss with the Tutor which of the courses you would like to do.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

The course will bring up many themes and so requires a reasonable level of English, although no previous knowledge of the subject in general is needed.

First Class Requirements

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Assessment Methods

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Additional Information

As a result of the government’s closure of schools and colleges, some of our courses will be delivered through remote learning including video conferencing, (using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our learning resource team on We are here to help you.

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