BA Politics and Philosophy

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  • Objectives
    This Dual Honours degree in Politics and Philosophy provides a philosophical and political analysis of key concepts such as human rights, power, and democracy. This provides greater depth to the study of political theory, and enables the analysis of the values underlying political policies and behaviour. The Departments of Politics and Philosophy are highly regarded for both research and teaching. We aim to give students an in-depth understanding of politics and political issues, alongside stimulating and intriguing philosophy modules. Our students gain a range of personal transferable skills, including communication and presentation skills, working in groups, writing reports and essays, gathering information and planning projects. At level one, Dual Honours Politics and Philosophy students take modules including Introduction to Political Analysis, Human Nature, Reason and Desire: An Introduction to Western Political Thought, Critical Thinking, and History of Philosophy. At levels two and three students deepen subject knowledge by taking further core and optional modules and a project module.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements GCE/VCE A Levels - AAB Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - AA+AB Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers - AAAB-AABB/AAB-BBB Irish Leaving Cert. - AAABB-ABBBB BTEC Level N - 2 Distinctions and 1 Merit International Baccalaureate - 35-32 points Core Requirements - At least two GCE A Levels. If Politics is taken, a grade B is required.
  • Academic title
    BA Politics and Philosophy
  • Course description
    Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.

    Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

    Important notice :
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.

    This information is provided for illustration only and you should check with the department directly when applying to confirm module options.

    Typical First Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Introduction to Political Analysis  20
    British Politics  10
    Comparing Modern Polities  10
    Human Nature, Reason and Desire: An Introduction to Western Political Thought  10
    The Globalisation of World Politics  10
    Critical Thinking  20
    Human Rights  20
    Matters of Life and Death  20
    Mind, Brain and Personal Identity  20
    Philosophy of Art and Literature  20
    Areas of Philosophy  10
    History of Philosophy  10
    Key Arguments  10
    Knowledge, Justification and Doubt  10
    Philosophy of Religion  10
    Philosophy of Science  10
    Philosophy of Space and Time  10
    Typical Second Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Contemporary Political Theory  20
    Political Analysis: Approaches and Methods  20
    Comparing Political Change: From Dictatorship to Democracy  20
    Contemporary International Affairs  20
    Descartes and The Empiricists  20
    Ethics: Theoretical and Practical  20
    Ethics: Theoretical and Practical  20
    Feminism  20
    Formal Logic  20
    Foundations of Modern Political Thought  20
    International Relations Theory  20
    Philosophy of Art and Literature  20
    Philosophy of Mind  20
    Political Philosophy  20
    Political Philosophy  20
    Reference and Truth  20
    The Analysis of British Politics  20
    The Global Political Economy  20
    The Making of New Labour  20
    The Politics and Government of the European Union  20
    The Social Contract  20
    Theory of Knowledge  20
    Typical Third Year ModulesModule/Unit Credits
    Political Explanation  20

    These are the compulsory modules for this year of the course. There will also be a large number of optional modules available to choose from. You can find out more by contacting the department

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