In the tradition of St Patrick's Collage, philosophy has always has always been highly regarded in its own right, as well as being an important preparation for studying other disciplines.
The Diploma in Philosophy and Arts and the Higher Diploma in Philosophy have been designed by the Pontifical University to provide a rich introduction to the field and history of philosophy, while also introducing students into the kind of critical thinking that is beneficial for other disciplines.
Diploma in Philosophy and Arts
Students follow almost the same courses as students of the Higher Diploma, but the courses are assessed at module level 7. Students will be required to achieve a pass on the first year's courses before being admitted to the second year.