Philosophy and Politics

Welcome to Philosophy and Politics

Fascinated by life's big issues? Let us transform your curiosity into a skillset that employers will love. Our philosophy and politics courses will teach you to analyse complex issues, present logical arguments, and communicate ideas with clarity. Get set to graduate with a winning combination of academic knowledge and practical skills.

"The lecturers are really approachable and open – I feel like I can go to them for help at any time."

Evan, BA(Hons) Philosophy

Philosophy and Politics courses

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Foundation Year in Social Sciences

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This is the foundation year for the Social Science courses which gives you the essential skills and knowledge for progressing to year one of the degree programmes in this area.

If you are an international student your recommended route of study for this degree is through the UWE Bristol International College which, upon successful completion to the required level and with good attendance, guarantees entry to year one of the degree.

BA(Hons) Philosophy

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Studying this diverse and distinctive degree will give you a broad grounding for your own philosophical work, and the inspiration to tackle life’s big issues for yourself. Working in a close-knit group of students and lecturers, you’ll engage with the history of philosophy from ancient Greece to the great minds of 19th, 20th and 21st century European philosophers. You’ll learn how to analyse complex issues from different perspectives, present logical, reasoned arguments, and communicate concepts and ideas with clarity and precision.

BA(Hons) Politics and International Relations

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This course allows you to study both subjects equally or specialise in aspects of either, developing a strong balance of academic knowledge and the practical skills employers seek. Looking at everything from how popular movements, cultures and great thinkers view conflicts, to the European Union (EU), terrorism and the abuse of human rights, you’ll benefit from the support of our inspirational staff and interactive teaching. Take up interesting work placements, study abroad, and volunteer with one of our industry contacts. We also hold regular research events where you can debate contemporary political issues, and test out and strengthen your professional skills.