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Philosophy and Politics BA (Hons)

Durham University

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Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    LV25

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    6th

  • Subject Ranking

    8th

    2 (Philosophy)
  • Entry Standards

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    192

  • Graduate Prospects

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    80

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    3.98

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    28-SEP-20

Course Summary

The study of philosophy at Durham does not follow one particular school. The Department is unique in the UK in its wide-ranging expertise in anglo-american analytical philosophy and continental philosophy. Each of these has its own distinctive set of issues and approaches to resolving them. We also have special expertise in the philosophy of science, and social science, and the history of science and medicine. So at Durham, you will follow one of the widest-ranging philosophy degrees in the country.At Durham, you will have the opportunity to study Philosophy as a Single Honours degree, or with another subject including: English, Music, Psychology, Politics or Theology. Philosophy can also be combined in a Joint Honours degree within the Natural Sciences course or as part of a Combined Honours degree.Philosophy is a new subject for many students, so in your first year you will follow a range of introductory courses, introducing the fundamental philosophical subject areas.**Year 1**In their first year, you will take the Philosophy core modules of Ethics and Values, Knowledge and Reality, and Reading Philosophy. The first two of these concern the two broad divisions of Philosophy, into Metaphysics and Theory of Knowledge on the one hand, and Moral Philosophy on the other.Reading Philosophy is a text-based course which examines in depth classic philosophical works.You will also take two core modules in Politics, Democratic Political Systems, and Political Theory, and one module from a range of electives. Examples of possible modules include:International Security, Interdependence and OrganisationGlobal Regions in International RelationsIntroduction to International RelationsIntroduction to Comparative Politics.**Years 2 and 3**In the second year, you will take Moral Theory and Political Philosophy.In the second and third years, you will also have a choice of a wide range of topics within Philosophy. In previous years these have included:Moral TheoryModern Philosophy I and IIHistory of Science and MedicineIssues in Contemporary EthicsPhilosophy of ReligionPolitical PhilosophyMetaphysicsLanguage, Logic and RealityTwentieth Century European PhilosophyPhilosophy of ScienceThe Philosophy of Economics and Politics: Theory, Methods and ValuesApplied EthicsPhilosophical Issues in Contemporary ScienceHistory and Philosophy of PsychiatryBiomedical Ethics Past and Present.A similarly wide range of modules are available in Politics. In previous years these have included:International TheoryThe Politics of Pacific AsiaFoundations of Western Political ThoughtSovereignty, State and EmpireGlobal Political EconomyMiddle East in the International SystemDemocracy and Democratic TheoryClass, Nation and British PoliticsThe Ethics of Violence in International RelationsCulture and Conflict in American PoliticsThe New GermanyNations and NationalismIsrael: Politics and SocietyEvolution and Development of Military Occupation.You will also have the opportunity to study a subject in depth, by writing a substantial Dissertation of your choice.**Study Abroad (Philosophy)**We currently participate in exchange schemes through which you may spend a year of your studies abroad, either with universities in Europe – through the SOCRATES/ERASMUS programme – or with the University of California.**School of Government and International Affairs**Students can apply for a one-year study placement in one of the following institutions: the University of California and Boston College in the USA, British Columbia in Canada, the University of Hong Kong, and the National University of Singapore. In some cases courses are offered in English, while in others teaching is in the local language. We have an ERASMUS/Year Abroad Co-ordinator who will help you prepare for your year abroad,

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  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
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  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points

AAA

Details

Subject specific requirements:To include at least one accepted social science or humanities subject.Specific subjects excluded for entry:General Studies and Critical Thinking.Information:Please see the website for a list of accepted social science and humanities subjects.Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This refers only to English A Levels.

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

6th

About this University

At Durham University, students have a choice of a wide range of courses, access to research-informed teaching by world-leading experts, outstanding study facilities and a great experience outside of their studies. The collegiate system is at the heart of the distinctive Durham experience, offering a diverse, multidisciplinary community of academics, students and staff from different backgrounds and cultures.

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College of St Hild and St Bede

St Hild and St Bede

Durham

DH1 1SZ

UNITED KINGDOM