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Pathways: at a glance

Here is an overview of all the Pathways distance learning courses in tabular form. For details of fees, see Pathways fees. Further information about each Pathway can be found by going to the following pages:

If you have any questions about the Pathways programs which are not resolved here, please use the Feedback form.



Pathways
Programs
A–F
ISFP
Associate
Award
ISFP
Fellowship
Award
University of
London
Certificate
University of
London
Diploma
University of
London
BA (Hons)
Entry Requirements No prior knowledge or study of philosophy is required. Just intelligence and an inquiring mind EITHER
Completion of a Pathways Program
OR
Prior study at entry level
EITHER
Pathways and/or Associate Program
OR
Prior study at intermediate level
UK students
3 subjects at Grade C or above at GCSE or GCE O-level and a GCSE/GCE O-Level in English Language at Grade C

Non-UK students
See University of London Prospectus

UK students
3 GCE A-levels or 2 GCE A-levels and 2 further subjects at AS level

Non-UK students
See University of London Prospectus

UK students
3 GCE A-levels or 2 GCE A-levels and 2 further subjects at AS level

Non-UK students
See University of London Prospectus

Length of Program Typically, 30–40 weeks at 8–12 study hours per week Typically, 30–40 weeks at 8–12 study hours per week Typically, 40–50 weeks at 8–12 study hours per week Typically 1—2 years for 4 modules at 12–16 study hours per week Typically 2—3 years for 8 modules at 12–16 study hours per week Typically 5—6 years for 12 modules at 12–16 study hours per week
Course Materials 15 Pathways course units sent at regular intervals by email No course materials supplied No course materials supplied Supplied by University of London Supplied by University of London Supplied by University of London
Course Work Notes and questions in response to each of the 15 units plus five 800 word essays Eight essays of 2000–2500 words following a study plan agreed with your Mentor Portions of work of 2000–2500 words following a study plan agreed with your Mentor Up to eight essays of 2000–2500 words for each module following a study plan agreed with your Mentor Up to eight essays of 2000–2500 words for each module following a study plan agreed with your Mentor Up to eight essays of 2000–2500 words for each module following a study plan agreed with your Mentor
Mentor Feedback 800 word letter in response to each set of notes and each essay 800 word letter in response to each essay plus help with your study plan 800 word letter in response to each chunk plus help with your study plan 800 word letter in response to each essay plus advice with study and exam preparation 800 word letter in response to each essay plus advice with study and exam preparation 800 word letter in response to each essay plus advice with study and exam preparation
Requirement for a Pass Five essays of around 800 words which reach the standard set by the Director of Studies Portfolio of four essays of 2000–2500 words which pass the Board of the ISFP Dissertation of 12000–15000 words which passes the Board of the ISFP Passing the examinations set for each of the four modules Passing the examinations set for each of the eight modules Passing the examinations set for each of the twelve modules
Qualification Received Certificate plus report from the Director of Studies Associate Award plus report from the Board of the ISFP Fellowship Award plus report from the Board of the ISFP University of London Certificate in Higher Education in Philosophy University of London Diploma in Higher Education in Philosophy University of London BA (Hons) Degree in Philosophy
University of Sheffield

Pathways e-journals Philosophy Pathways and Philosophy for Business are distributed by the University of Sheffield List Server and listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Since 2003 Pathways has provided tuition for the Diploma and BA in Philosophy offered by the University of London International Programme based at Birkbeck College.

Birkbeck College London Department of Philosophy University of London International Programme for Philosophy