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Philosophy and Sociology with Year Abroad (BA)

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

About this course

On this BA Philosophy and Sociology degree 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. You'll get to spend a placement year abroad at a university in Europe.

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

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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