Course Overview

Lancaster's History and Philosophy degree is taught collaboratively by our Department of History and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, both ranked first in the North West in their subject areas by the Guardian University Guide 2013. 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 From the Medieval to the Modern: History and Historians. In your second and third years, you'll be able to select from a variety of options, such as A History of the Lake District: The Forging of Regional Identity; Mass Violence and Genocide in the Twentieth Century, and Presenting the Past: The Third Reich in Film, Knowledge and Reality, Ethics: Theory and Practice, History of Philosophy.

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