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Philosophy, Politics and Economics (BA)

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

About this course

On this wide-ranging joint honours course you’ll have the chance to explore some of the most profound questions of our time. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the main issues relating to the study of philosophy, politics and economics, and learn how to present arguments and evaluate ideas. The critical, logical and imaginative skills you’ll develop are sought after by a wide range of employers.

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

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

  • gain professional skills in economics that will be useful in your future careers

  • learn about politics through modules on democracy and the modern state

  • pursue your interests in any of the 3 subjects through a vast choice of optional modules

  • learn how to conduct and present research

Compulsory modules provide a strong grounding in key areas of study, while optional modules give you the freedom to pursue your own interests in topics as varied as logic, international security and Chinese politics.

You can take modules from other disciplines such as anthropology or psychology, studying a language, or choosing from a range of cross-disciplinary modules.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 440.89 KB).

Location and awarding body

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