Faculty of Arts
Offered As: Major Minor
URL: https://philosophy.hku.hk/dept/undergrad/ https://philosophy.hku.hk/dept/undergrad/
*Open to students of other Faculties:
Credits: 72 36
What is it about? Studying philosophy trains you to think critically, creatively, and independently. It provides excellent preparation for work in a variety of professions. Philosophy graduates hold important positions in government, business, education, journalism, and many other fields. The syllabus of the Philosophy Department enables students to take either just a few philosophy courses (in any year of study, without prerequisites), to major in philosophy, to take a double major, combining philosophy with another Arts or Social Sciences discipline, or to take a minor in philosophy. The Department recommends that students complete PHIL1012 or PHIL1034 before enrolling in upper-level courses, but students who have not done so may enroll with the permission of the instructor. Philosophy majors and minors are required to take one of these courses as a prerequisite for the major and minor. Courses are generally organized as lectures or seminars and typically include tutorials. Particular importance is attached to tutorial participation. A distinctive part of a university education is developing the ability to formulate and defend one’s own ideas. The philosophy syllabus and its approach to teaching is guided by this principle.
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute Department of Philosophy, School of Humanities.

Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor Major:
PHIL1012 or PHIL1034, and 12 credits of introductory courses from any Arts programmes, which may include additional credits in 1000-level Philosophy courses.

PHIL1012 or PHIL1034.

For details, please check with the Department of Philosophy.
Career opportunities Philosophy graduates hold important positions in government, business, education, journalism, and many other fields. For further information, please check with the Department of Philosophy, Faculty or CEDARS (Careers & Placement).
Further information http://philosophy.hku.hk/dept/undergrad/
Contact T: 3917 2796
E: philosophy@hku.hk
* Note: Students pursuing curricula with major / minor programme(s) must complete at least one major programme from their home Faculties upon graduation. Disclaimer: The information mainly applies to students admitted in 2023-24 and thereafter. For students from different cohorts, the information is only for reference. Please check with Faculty/offering department for details. The pre-requisite requirements / conditions are subject to changes by Faculties from time to time, and students are advised to check with their Faculty Office in case of doubt.