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Philosophy and Politics (BA)

Award
Bachelor of Arts
Typical offer
AAB-ABBView full entry requirements
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campuses
Avenue, Highfield
UCAS course code
VL52

About this course

Is there a god? What is freedom? What makes a state legitimate? You’ll explore questions that have challenged philosophers and political theorists throughout history. 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

  • study economic skills and employability

  • learn how to conduct and present dissertations and research

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.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 424.96 KB).

Location and awarding body

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