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Philosophy with Year Abroad (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
4 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

On this BA Philosophy degree you'll explore some of our biggest questions and concepts, like morality, existence and god. You'll study global philosophical history and literature, and learn about the major philosophers through time. A placement year abroad will let you experience a new culture and view philosophy from a new perspective. You'll choose a partner university at a placement 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 other Philosophy events held by the Lifelonglearning team, 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

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

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.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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