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Philosophy and Politics with Year Abroad (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
4 years
Course Type
Avenue and Highfield
UCAS Course code

About this course

Is there a god? What is freedom? What makes a state legitimate? On this BA Philosophy and Politics degree with placement year abroad you’ll explore questions studied by philosophers and political theorists throughout 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.

Course locations

This course is based at Avenue and Highfield.

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 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

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