About this course
Philosophy and English literature have between them tackled some of the biggest questions of our age: Is there a god? What is morality? What does it mean to be human? On this joint honours course you’ll examine these and other fundamental concepts from 2 complementary angles, enriching your understanding and appreciation of each discipline in the process.
This degree will give you an excellent education in literature, theory and critical thinking.
In your degree you can:
learn about philosophical questions such as ethics, reason and responsibility
explore philosophy and literature through diverse times and places, from Viking to Victorian eras, from Eastern to African settings
study themes like the Islamic Golden Age, classical Indian philosophy, and holocaust literature
study abroad at one of our partner institutions
explore contested narratives, for example, race and culture in American literature
You’ll be taught in small groups in a relaxed and friendly environment, and benefit from the expertise of academic staff whose research feeds directly into the course content.
Compulsory modules provide a strong grounding in philosophical and critical thought, while optional modules give you the freedom to pursue your own interests in subjects as varied as scriptwriting, short stories and Islamic philosophy. You can take modules from other disciplines such as anthropology or psychology, studying a language, or choosing from a range of cross-disciplinary modules.
This course is based at Avenue, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.