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What our students think

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I’m glad I chose Southampton and can’t imagine myself anywhere else.

Angelica Finnegan - BA Philosophy and Politics
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For me Humanities is both intensely absorbing and rewarding.

Nick Johnson - BA Philosophy
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I enjoy the freedom I have to map out my own path in Philosophy, I also benefit from the broad base of expertise possessed by the staff from which I am able to draw on whichever path I choose

Jeremy Page - BA Philosophy, MA Philosophy (part-time)
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All of the learning on our courses is research led, particularly in second year when lecturers tend to be teaching the subject of their research.

Xavier Parkhouse-Parker - BA Economics & Philosophy,
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What I really love about Philosophy is the fact that it is such a diverse and dynamic subject. Each semester we’re presented with challenging and interesting modules which force you to rethink even the most basic ideas you have always thought to be true.

James Parson - Philosophy,
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Philosophy is great because you can take it in any direction you want, there are so many interesting and thought provoking optional modules that you can explore whilst you’re at the university. As well as this, Philosophy helps with your writing and arguing skills, which I know I will be extremely helpful to me in the future.

Annie Rowland - BA Philosophy
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Coming here is one of the best decisions I ever made. The campuses are beautiful in summer and Avenue is a lovely quiet space to study. There’s also a lot of “extra” facilities that really aren’t talked about enough – the Careers and Employability Service, free counselling and mental health support, office hours for all University lecturers and help with housing.

Xanthippe Waldron - BA Philosophy and Maths,
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The variety of modules on offer is also fantastic – it didn’t feel like I was studying the same thing every day, it felt like each module was a whole new subject of its own.

Jack Whettingsteel - BA Philosophy,
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I’d definitely recommend others to study on the course, the Philosophy department is really good. The staff are really friendly and there’s a cosy, family atmosphere which is great.

Alex Wylde - BA Philosophy and Politics

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