What Will You Study

A joint degree in Philosophy and Politics allows you to study and debate philosophical questions such as How should we live? Is there a God? Whilst exploring some of the themes, concepts and events that have shaped the contemporary political scene. Learning from academics in the field you will be given the opportunity to develop an understanding of contemporary issues in both subjects. 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 modules including Introduction to Philosophy, and Politics in the Modern World. In your second and third years, you can choose modules from a selection of subjects such as Nineteenth Century Philosophy; Issues in Contemporary Politics and Philosophy; Modern Political Thought: Liberty, Theory and Practice, and Government and Politics of the United States.