Philosophy teaches you how to think for yourself and how to analyse and communicate ideas clearly and logically.
Ideas that you might be taught include epistemology (theory of knowledge), philosophy of religion, ethics and philosophy of the mind.
The skills learned as part of studying philosophy can be useful in many different jobs that require logical thought or communication of ideas and many people who study philosophy go on to work in careers in law, education, politics or business.
Philosophy is often studied alongside history, English, psychology or sociology.
Selection of jobs using the subject Philosophy & ethics
- Civil Service administrative officer
- Civil service executive officer
- Copy Editor
- Editorial assistant
- Further education lecturer
- Higher education lecturer
- Human resources officer
- Legal executive
- Local government officer
- Marketing executive
- Primary school teacher
- Public relations officer
- Recruitment consultant
- Secondary school teacher
Do a free, short, online course to find out more about philosophy (looks great on your CV too!)
- Philosophy of technology and design: shaping the relations between humans and technologies
- Teaching for change: An African philosophical approach
- Matter and mind: A philosophical understanding
Or view other free online courses in philosophy
Examples of apprenticeships that relate to philosophy and ethics:
- Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level:2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C). Typical length:12 months
- Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level:3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E). Typical length:12 months
- Teaching Assistant - Level:3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E). Typical length:18 months
- Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education and School Sport - Level:3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E). Typical length:12 months
- Teacher - Level:6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree). Typical length:12 months
- Academic Professional - Level:7 (equivalent to master’s degree). Typical length:18 months
- Digital Learning Design - Level:3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E). Typical length:24 months
- Children and Young People's Workforce: Early Years Educator - Level:3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E). Typical length:20 months
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