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Philosophy, Politics and Economics with Year Abroad (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Typical offer
AAB-ABBView full entry requirements
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
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 highly sought after by 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

  • study abroad at one of our partner institutions

  • learn how to conduct and present 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 can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 346.82 KB).

Location and awarding body

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