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Philosophy and Sociology with Year Abroad (BA)

Award
Bachelor of Arts
Typical offer
AAB-ABBView full entry requirements
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campuses
Avenue, Highfield
UCAS course code
VL36

About this course

On this joint honours course you’ll explore the processes that lie beneath social change and the ideas that inform them. You'll gain a grounding in the disciplines of philosophy and sociology, while following 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:

  • develop an understanding of philosophical questions such as ethics, reason and responsibility

  • learn a range of topics in sociology, including criminology, criminal justice, social issues and how societies change

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

  • gain skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods

  • study abroad at one of our partner institutions

  • get experience in doing research and writing dissertations

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

You’ll develop skills of critical thinking, analysis and communication that will prove invaluable to your future career

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 423.21 KB).

Location and awarding body

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