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Philosophy 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

Explore some of our biggest questions and concepts, like morality, existence and god. You'll study philosophical history and literature, and learn about the major philosophers through time. A year abroad will let you experience a new culture and view philosophy from a new perspective. You'll choose a partner university in Europe, Asia, Australasia or North America.

This course combines a thorough exploration of philosophy with a year studying abroad. You'll learn how to argue and debate and explore questions in core areas, such as:

  • ethics

  • epistemology

  • metaphysics

  • philosophy of mind

  • political philosophy

You'll apply philosophical thought to practical questions on subjects including:

  • global poverty

  • future generations

  • sex and gender

  • artificial intelligence

As part of this course you can:

  • get involved in many events, including talks by visiting philosophers and activities arranged by the student-led Philosophy Society

  • take part in the Philosophy Café, where you can discuss philosophy in an informal, relaxed atmosphere

  • develop research and presentation skills

  • choose from a wide range of optional modules to follow your interests

  • explore subjects as varied as scriptwriting and Islamic philosophy

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 399.78 KB).

Location and awarding body

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