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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

Is there a god? Are our minds separate from our bodies? How much can human beings know? Explore some of the most thought-provoking questions in philosophy while developing skills of critical thinking and analysis that will prove invaluable to your future career. You’ll improve your employability and learning experience by spending a year abroad at a partner university in Europe, Asia, Australasia or North America.

This course is a platform for you to develop your own thoughts on philosophical issues and to engage in philosophical debate. From Ancient Greek philosophy to issues of sex, power and language, you’ll gain an authoritative overview of the history of modern thought.

In your degree you can:

  • learn philosophical questions such as ethics, reason and responsibility, and appearance and reality

  • apply philosophical thought to language, morality, sex and other important aspects of life

  • study topics like the duties of affluent people towards those living in poverty around the world

  • study abroad at one of our partner institutions

  • develop research and presentation skills

You’ll also learn how to present your own arguments - in both written and spoken form - and appreciate different points of view. You’ll learn in small groups in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our academic staff's 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.

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.