Course Overview

Lancaster's joint Philosophy and Politics degree gives you the opportunity to study in one of the best departments in the country. Our Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion houses ten philosophers and was ranked number one in the North West for both Philosophy and Politics in The Guardian University Guide 2013.

Philosophy and Politics are two highly important and complementary disciplines and you'll study and debate a range of relevant contemporary issues with scholars at the forefront of their academic field. For example, what obligations do we have to the state? Can ideas change the world? How should we think about right and wrong, truth and falsity?

You'll begin your degree with first-year courses including an Introduction to Philosophy and Politics and Governance in the Contemporary World. In your second year and third years, you'll study subjects such as History of Philosophy; Ethics: Theory and Practice; Modern Political Thought, and Modern Religious and Atheistic Thought.

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