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Philosophy and Politics with Year Abroad (BA)

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

About this course

Is there a god? What is freedom? What makes a state legitimate? On this joint honours course you’ll explore these and other questions that have preoccupied philosophers and political theorists throughout human history. Optional modules give you the freedom to pursue your own interests in topics as varied as Chinese politics 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

  • gain foundational knowledge through core modules on democracy and the modern state

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

  • gain an advanced knowledge of economic skills and employability

  • learn how to conduct and present dissertations and research

You’ll be taught in small groups in a relaxed and friendly environment, and benefit from the expertise of academic staff whose research feeds directly 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. These include topics such as social enterprise, risk management, and living and working on the web.

You’ll enhance your employability and learning experience even further by spending your third year studying abroad at a partner university.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 432.14 KB).

Location and awarding body

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