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Philosophy with Year Abroad (BA)

Award
Bachelor of Arts
Typical offer
AAB to ABBView full entry requirements
Duration
4 years
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Avenue
UCAS course code
V501

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 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

Course location

This course is based at Avenue, Southampton.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.