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Philosophy and History with Year Abroad (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Typical offer
AAB-ABBView full entry requirements
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

On this joint honours course you’ll explore the major events and ideas that have shaped the world around us. You’ll consider some of the biggest questions of Western philosophy: Is there a god? What is morality? In History you'll learn to develop your own interpretations of disputed narratives. You'll broaden your knowledge and skills by spending a year at a university abroad.

You’ll learn in small groups in a relaxed and friendly environment. You'll benefit from the expertise of academic staff whose research feeds directly into the course content.

Compulsory modules will give you a strong grounding in both subjects. Optional module choices will give you the freedom to pursue your own interests in topics as varied as metaphysics, Reagan’s America, and witchcraft in 17th century England.

You can broaden your knowledge by taking modules from other disciplines. These include topics such as social enterprise, risk management, and living and working on the web. You can also study a language.

You'll improve your employability and learning experience further by spending your third year studying abroad at one of our partner institutions.

In your degree you can:

  • develop an understanding of philosophical questions such as ethics, reason and responsibility

  • learn about different approaches to history and gain access to a wonderful collection of primary evidence

  • explore how political motives and other forms of bias shape the way we think about the past

  • study areas of history rarely taught in most other UK universities, for example:  East and Central European history, South East Asian history and Jewish history

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 336.15 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Avenue campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.