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Philosophy and Politics (BA)

Award
Bachelor of Arts
Duration
3 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Avenue and Highfield
UCAS Course code
VL52

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About this course

What is freedom? What makes a state legitimate? You’ll explore questions that have challenged philosophers and political theorists throughout history on this BA Philosophy and Politics degree. Compulsory modules give a grounding in both subjects, while optional modules include topics like international relations, 21st century crises and Ancient Greek philosophy.

This degree will give you an excellent education in philosophy and politics. In your degree you can:

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

  • explore fundamental and far-reaching issues about human welfare and social justice, political ideals and political realities

  • take core modules on democracy and the modern state

  • learn about subfields of political theory, comparative politics and international relations

  • conduct research and write your dissertation in one or both subjects

You’ll learn in small groups in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our academic staff's research feeds into the course content.

You can take modules from other disciplines such as anthropology or psychology, studying a language, or choosing from a range of cross-disciplinary modules.

Course locations

This course is based at Avenue and Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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