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

Find out more about our courses below. All information is correct as of 19 November 2020. 

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) Philosophy with Foundation Year

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You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree. The recommended route of study for international students is through the UWE Bristol International College.

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.

BA(Hons) Politics and International Relations with Foundation Year

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Please expand the information below to find out more and watch a course talk.

You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree. The recommended route of study for international students is through the UWE Bristol International College.

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.

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