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V5L2 BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) with Year Abroad (4 years)

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Introducing your degree

Many of today's leading politicians and public figures studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. This programme offers you the chance to explore fundamental and far-reaching issues concerning human welfare and social justice, political ideals and economic realities.

This programme will provide you with knowledge and understanding of central theoretical and methodological issues in the study of philosophy, politics, and economics, as well as formal and informal techniques for evaluating ideas and the information or evidence which supports them. The flexible curriculum will enable you to balance your choice of modules according to your own interests, while also ensuring that you graduate with skills essential to a successful career or further study.

View the programme specification for this course for 2018/19 entrants

View the programme specification for this course for 2019/20 entrants

Programme Structure

The programme is divided into modules (courses devoted to specific topics). Single modules have a credit value of 15, while double modules have a credit value of 30. Full-time students take 120 credits at each level, 60 credits in each semester. Some modules are compulsory, though many are optional.

You must take at least 30 credits (equivalent to two single modules) in each of your subjects at each level, inclusive of any compulsory modules. So long as you take any compulsory modules, you make take the remaining credits in the subject area(s) of your choice or up to 15 credits per semester outside of Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Key facts

A new and innovative version of this classic degree.

Continue all three subjects until the end of your degree, while taking advantage of our flexible curriculum to focus on your specific interests.

Benefit from the complementary and overlapping expertise of three world-class academic departments.

Emphasis on participation and discussion, with small-group teaching and one-on-one supervision from the first year.

Typical entry requirements

For 2020 entry

View 2019 entry requirements

QualificationGrade
GCSE Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)
GCE A-Level AAB to ABB including Grade B in AS Level Mathematics
GCE A-Level with Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A level offer: ABB to BBB including Grade B in AS Level Mathematics and grade A in the EPQ
GCE A-Level with Contextual offer We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme, as follows: ABB to BBB including Grade B in AS Level Mathematics
A-level additional information Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Grade B in Mathematics, Physics or Statistics A Level can be substituted for Grade B in AS Level Mathematics. Our preferred subjects are Philosophy, History, English, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation, Sociology, Government and Politics. Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.
Welsh Baccalaureate offer AAB to ABB from 3 A levels including Grade B in AS Level Mathematics
or
AA to AB from 2 A levels including Grade B in AS Level Mathematics and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Grade B in Mathematics, Physics or Statistics A Level can be substituted for Grade B in AS Level Mathematics. Our preferred subjects are Philosophy, History, English, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation, Sociology, Government and Politics. Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
offer
Pass, with 34 to 32 points overall with 17 to 16 points at Higher Level including 5 in Standard or Higher Level Mathematics. 5 in Higher Level Mathematics, Physics or Statistics can be substituted for 5 in Standard Level Mathematics. Our preferred subjects are Philosophy, History, English, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation, Sociology, Government and Politics. Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects. Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.
International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP)
offer
Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Access to HE Diploma offer 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, of which 39 must be at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit plus Grade B in AS Level Mathematics
OR
60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit plus Grade B in AS Level Mathematics. Grade B in Mathematics, Physics or Statistics A Level can be substituted for Grade B in AS Level Mathematics. Our preferred subjects are Philosophy, History, English, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation, Sociology, Government and Politics. Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.
Irish Leaving Certificate offer (first awarded 2017) H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 to H1 H2 H2 H2 H3 H3 including Mathematics

Irish Leaving Certificate offer (last awarded 2016) A2 A2 A2 B1 B1 B1 to A2 A2 B1 B1 B2 B2 including Mathematics at B1
Irish Leaving Certificate additional information Physics or Statistics can be substituted for Mathematics. Our preferred subjects are Philosophy, History, English, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation, Sociology, Government and Politics. Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.
Scottish Qualification offers Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Cambridge Pre-U offer D3 D3 M2 to D3 M2 M2 in three principal subjects including Mathematics. Grade B in AS Level Mathematics, or M2 in Principal subject Physics or Statistics can be substituted for Mathematics. Our preferred subjects are Philosophy, History, English, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation, Sociology, Government and Politics. Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.
Level 3 BTEC (QCF) offer (unreformed) Distinction, Distinction, Distinction to Distinction, Distinction, Merit in the BTEC Extended Diploma plus Grade B in AS Level Mathematics.
Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Diploma plus A to B in an A level plus Grade B in AS Level Mathematics.
Distinction in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AA to AB in two A levels plus Grade B in AS Level Mathematics.
Level 3 BTEC (RQF) offer (reformed) Distinction, Distinction, Distinction to Distinction, Distinction, Merit in the BTEC National Extended Diploma plus Grade B in AS Level Mathematics.
Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC National Diploma plus A to B in an A level plus Grade B in AS Level Mathematics.
Distinction in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AA to AB in two A levels plus Grade B in AS Level Mathematics.
Level 3 BTEC additional information Grade B in Mathematics, Physics or Statistics A Level can be substituted for Grade B in AS Level Mathematics. Our preferred subjects are Philosophy, History, English, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation, Sociology, Government and Politics. Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.
European Baccalaureate offer 80% overall including grade 8 in Mathematics
OR
77% overall including grade 8 in Mathematics
International qualifications Find a list of accepted international qualifications listed by country. This is a list of the international qualifications that are recognised by the University of Southampton. If you are not sure that your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Teams.
English language requirements All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement. Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements. Band C IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components

For 2019 entry

QualificationGrade
GCSE  
GCE A-level AAB with a Grade B in Mathematics at AS Level to ABB with a Grade B in Mathematics at AS Level.  Where an applicant has already achieved Grade C in AS Level Mathematics but is taking Mathematics to A Level, we will require Grade B to be achieved in A Level Mathematics. Where AS Level Mathematics is not available for study then a Grade B in A Level Mathematics is required. Alternatively, a Grade B in A Level Physics or Statistics can also be accepted in lieu of a Grade B in AS Level Mathematics.  Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ.
International Baccalaureate requirements 34 to 32 points overall with 17 to 16 at Higher Level, including 5 points in Standard Level Mathematics or 6 points in Higher Level Mathematics (excluding Maths Studies).
Preferred subjects

Applicants who are taking an A Level or International Baccalaureate module in one of our below preferred subjects will usually receive an offer of ABB or 32 points with 16 at Higher Level. Applicants who are not taking an A Level or International Baccalaureate module in one of our below preferred subjects will usually receive an offer of AAB or 34 points with 17 at Higher Level.

  • Philosophy
  • History
  • English
  • Religious Studies
  • Classical Civilisation
  • Sociology
  • Government and Politics
International applications

We welcome applications from international students. Helpful information on applying, meeting a University representative in your country, or improving your English language levels can be found on the International Office website. If English is not your first language you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with not less than 6.5 in Reading and Writing, 6.0 in Listening and Speaking

Alternative qualifications 

We welcome applications from candidates offering qualifications other than A and AS levels (including BTEC, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate and Scottish Highers). You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University to an A level applicant. Contact us for further information on equivalencies for these qualifications and others not listed here

Contextual Offers 

The University of Southampton is committed to widening participation and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data supports our admissions teams to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who flagged in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

A typical contextual offer is ABB to BBB from three A levels including Grade B in AS Mathematics or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Please see our contextual admission pages for more information.

Selection process:

Selection is normally based on actual or predicted grades plus the reference and personal statement on your UCAS application. Exceptionally we may ask you to come for an interview before making an offer.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

The modules on offer can vary from year to year but the following is a list of those which are typically available. Some modules have pre-requisites, i.e. require you to have taken certain other modules at an earlier stage. Information about the modules, including their pre-requisites, can be found on the relevant module pages.

Given the scope for module choice, the variety in teaching, learning, and assessment methods, and the support on offer (see below), the programme is both flexible and inclusive. Any student who meets the entry requirements should be able to access the curriculum and demonstrate achievement of all the intended learning outcomes.

Year 1

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

Semester One
Compulsory
PHIL1005Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
ECON1001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ECON1003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ECON1005Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ECON1008Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR1002Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR1004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR1007Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL1006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two
Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
ECON1002Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ECON1007Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Compulsory
PHIL1002Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
PAIR1001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR1005Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Year 2

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces.

Semester One
Compulsory
ECON2001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ECON2002Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
ECON2026Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2018Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2019Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2020Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2024Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2032Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL1016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2009Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2012Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2021Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2027Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2028Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2037Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA2013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

FREEXY15 - Part 2 Elective module (15 credits)

LANGXX15 - Language module (15 credits)

UOSM2xxx - Any level NQF5 module in subject UOSM (15 credits)

Semester Two
Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
Compulsory
Optional
ECON2004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ECON2005Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ECON2013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ECON2032Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ECON2036Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2002Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2005Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2014Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2017Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2023Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2026Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2043Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2014Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2032Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2034Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2039Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2040Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
UOSM2018Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

FREEXY15 - Part 2 Elective module (15 credits)

LANGXX15 - Language module (15 credits)

UOSM2xxx - Any level NQF5 module in subject UOSM (15 credits)

Year 3

Your third year will be spent at one our partner institutions. Find out more about our exchange programmes.

Year 4

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

Semester One
Compulsory
Optional
ECON3023Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
PAIR3003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
PHIL3013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ECON3007Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ECON3010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ECON3015Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ECON3027Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ECON3031Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3015Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3021Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3025Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3028Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3040Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3044Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3050Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3056Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3057Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3007Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3034Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3035Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3051Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3053Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3054Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3055Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA2013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA3009Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3050Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

FREEXZ15 - Part 3 Elective module (15 credits)

LANGXX15 - Language module (15 credits)

UOSM2xxx - Any level NQF5 module in subject UOSM (15 credits)

Semester Two
Compulsory
Optional
ECON3023Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
PAIR3003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
PHIL3013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ECON3004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ECON3008Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ECON3016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ECON3034Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ECON3035Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3005Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3007Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3014Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3026Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3032Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3033Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3054Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3009Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3020Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3037Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3041Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3047Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3049Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3050Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

FREEXZ15 - Part 3 Elective module (15 credits)

LANGXX15 - Language module (15 credits)

UOSM2xxx - Any level NQF5 module in subject UOSM (15 credits)

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Tuition fees

List of tuition fees for this course and it's variations
NameAwardYear of entryMode of studyUK/EUInternational
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with a Year Abroad)BA2018Full-time£9,250£16,536
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with a Year Abroad)BA2019Full-time£9,250£17,065
View the full list of course fees

Funding

Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

TypeDescription
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationary items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
BooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source.
EquipmentComputer Discs or USB drives - Students are expected to provide their own portable data storage device.
Printing and copyingWhere possible, coursework such as essays; projects; dissertations is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. The University printing costs are currently: A4 - 5p per side (black and white) or 25p per side (colour) A3 - 10p per side (black and white) or 50p per side (colour) Please Note: Paper sizes not recognised by the printing devices will prompt you to select the size and then charge a minimum of 50p per black and white copy and a maximum of £1 per colour copy. You can pay for your printing by using the money loaders or by using print copy payment service by going to https://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/students/printing-for-students.page Please remember that we are unable to refund any credit that has not been used by the end of your course, so please consider this when topping up your printing/copy account. https://www.southampton.ac.uk/printcentre/index.page? also offers a printing and copying service as well as a dissertation/binding service. Current printing and copying costs can be found at https://www.southampton.ac.uk/printcentre/copyrooms/service.pageThey also provide a large format printing service, e.g. Academic posters. Details of current costs can be found at https://www.southampton.ac.uk/printcentre/exhibition/academicposters.page?
PlacementsStudents on placement programmes can expect to cover costs for health and travel insurance, accommodation and living expenses; travel costs; visa costs. This will vary depending on which country you are travelling to. Specific details on what additional costs there will be are detailed in the individual module profiles which can be found under the modules tab of the programmes details of your programme.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

We employ a wide variety of teaching methods and provide a range of opportunities for learning, so as to facilitate a progressively deeper understanding of the subject and foster independent learning. They include:

  • Lectures
  • In-class discussion
  • Small group tutorials and seminars
  • Consultation with academic staff
  • Research supervision
  • Independent study

Assessment 

Methods of assessment include:

  • Essay
  • Exam
  • Textual commentaries
  • Research proposal
  • In-class test
  • Individual presentation
  • Group presentation
  • Group research project
  • Dissertation
  • Problem sets and exercises
  • Annotated bibliography
  • Reading log
  • Reflective statement and peer evaluation
  • YouTube videos, and other creative uses of media
  • Essay plan

Study Locations

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