What Will You Study

Lancaster’s History, Philosophy and Politics degree is a unique triple major combined degree, taught by experts from our Department of History and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion.  Your study of Intellectual History, Philosophy and Politics gives you the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of each discipline and understand how they intersect with and influence one another.

In the first year, you’ll study three compulsory modules giving you a detailed introduction to each discipline. Your courses include From the Medieval to the Modern: History and Historians; Introduction to Philosophy, and Politics and Governance in the Contemporary World.

In your second and third years, you’ll move on to a range of optional modules covering the periods, movements and schools of thought that have shaped the world we live in and continue to shape the contemporary world. As the novelist William Faulkner wrote, "The past is never dead. It's not even past.”