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 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
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.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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