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Philosophy and Sociology (BA)

Award
Bachelor of Arts
Duration
3 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Avenue
UCAS Course code
VL53

About this course

Explore the processes that lie beneath social change and the ideas and ideals that drive them. On this joint BA Philosophy and Sociology course you'll gain a grounding in the twin disciplines of philosophy and sociology, while having the freedom to pursue your own interests in greater depth. Optional topics cover everything from gender and human rights to criminal justice and the philosophy of religion.

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

  • get to grips with philosophical topics such as the mind, the nature of knowledge and ethical thought

  • explore an array of topics in sociology, including criminology, criminal justice, social issues and how societies change

  • apply philosophical thought to language, morality, politics, sex, and other important aspects of life

  • develop knowledge and skills in research methods, both qualitative and quantitative

  • gain experience in doing research and writing dissertations

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.

The critical and imaginative skills you'll develop are sought after by a wide range of employers and will prove invaluable to your future career. In a survey of results in the American GRE tests (tests of verbal, quantitative and analytical skills), philosophy graduates achieved better average scores than graduates of any other humanities or social science subject."

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

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.

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