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Philosophy and Politics (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Typical Offer
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3 years
Course Type
Avenue and Highfield
UCAS Course code

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.

Course locations

This course is based at Avenue and Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.