Philosophy deals with some of the most difficult and abstract questions that engage reflective people. Studying philosophy develops advanced reasoning and communication skills, depth and breadth of view and the ability to think creatively but objectively.
These skills are in strong demand beyond university and so your philosophy degree can be of great benefit in fields such as:
Philosophy in Australia and around the world
John R. Saunders Prize for Level 1 Philosophy
The student with the highest aggregate mark in any two Level 1 units in philosophy taken in the same calendar year
Sir Karl Popper Prize in Philosophy
The student with the highest mark in any Level 2 or 3 philosophy unit in the philosophy of science, or social, political and moral philosophy
S. A. Grave Prize in Philosophy
The student who, having in the year of award completed the requirements for the pass degree with a Philosophy major, has shown the most outstanding ability in Level 3 philosophy unit
Julius Kovesi Memorial Prize
The student who, of those completing the requirements for either the degree of Bachelor of Arts with honours in philosophy or the Diploma in Arts with honours in philosophy, has the highest mark for honours in philosophy
This brand new merit-based scholarship of $5000 will be awarded to a promising student commencing an honours degree in philosophy. As conditions are still being finalised, the scholarship has yet to be advertised on the scholarships website. However, once activated, it can be retrospectively awarded, so keep an eye on the scholarships webpage – it should be advertised in January. The webpage is http://www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/
All students applying for postgraduate places in Philosophy at UWA are eligible to apply for a Theresa Symons Postgraduate Scholarship. These are supplementary scholarships to be held in conjunction with an Australian Postgraduate Award, a University Postgraduate Award or equivalent postgraduate research award or another full scholarship approved by the Faculty of Arts. Theresa Symons Postgraduate Scholarships are available each year, supplying around $15,000 per year in addition to the amount provided by the Australian or UWA postgraduate awards. For further details, please see here.