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In the top 1% per cent of universities worldwide (QS World Rankings 2018), Southampton is a leading UK research university with world-class facilities and teaching, innovative learning environments and unmatched flexibility in our degree programmes. We back this up with superb accommodation and excellent sport and social amenities.

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Philosophy at Southampton

Our undergraduate programme is modular.In each year, students take eight single modules (or equivalent). Single-honours students take at least six modules in Philosophy. Combined Honours students take at least three modules in Philosophy and at least three in their other subject.

Single and combined honours students can opt to broaden the range of their studies by replacing up to two optional modules per year by an 'alternative' subject outside philosophy and, in the case of combined honours students, their other subject.

We place great emphasis on small group and one-on-one tuition, which we provide from the first year of study, and pride ourselves on the broad and flexible curriculum we offer.

Completion of any of our programmes of study should give you a range of knowledge and transferrable skills, including:

Equality and Diversity

The Department of Philosophy is committed to creating a supportive, safe, and welcoming environment for all of its members, and especially for students and staff from groups that are currently under-represented in academic philosophy. Click here to find out more.


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