What Will You Study

Home to ten philosophers, Lancaster’s joint Philosophy and Politics degree gives you the opportunity to study in one of the best departments in the country.

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 Introduction to Philosophy, and Politics and Governance in the Contemporary World.  In your second year and third years, you choose modules from a wide selection subjects such as History of Philosophy; Ethics: Theory and Practice; Modern Political Thought, and The United Kingdom: State, Politics and Policy.