What Will You Study

Lancaster’s History and Philosophy degree is taught collaboratively by our Department of History and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. This degree scheme gives you the opportunity to learn from scholars who are experts in their field and develop an in-depth knowledge of both disciplines.

You’ll gain a strong understanding of how History and Philosophy intersect and influence one another and you’ll be able to follow your interests, choosing from a wealth of optional modules that encourage you to conduct your own inquiries.

You’ll begin your degree with courses including an Introduction to Philosophy and History and Historians – from Late Antiquity to the Modern World. In your second and third years, you’ll be able to select from a variety of options, such as; Mass Violence and Genocide in the Twentieth Century, Witness to Change: How Historians Understand and Explain, Knowledge and Reality, Ethics: Theory and Practice, History of Philosophy.