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Economics and Philosophy BA (Hons)

University of Southampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

About this course

On this joint honours course, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of human welfare and social justice, political ideals and economic realities. You'll study economics and philosophy while broadening your degree through a wide range of optional modules. The critical, logical and imaginative skills you'll develop are sought after by a wide range of employers.

In your BA Economics and Philosophy degree you can:

  • develop an understanding of philosophical questions such as ethics, reason and responsibility

  • study broad principles in economics and develop knowledge in your own specialist area, for example, principles of finance, labour economics or econometrics

  • develop research and presentation skills

  • gain the practical knowledge and skills needed to find employment and build a career as an economist

You can take modules from other disciplines such as anthropology or psychology. You can study a language or choose from a range of cross-disciplinary modules.

You'll graduate as a confident, curious and independent self-starter, equipped with the skills for a successful career.

Learning and assessment

The learning activities for this course include the following:

  • lectures
  • classes and tutorials
  • coursework
  • individual and group projects
  • independent learning (studying on your own)

Careers

As an economics and philosophy undergraduate, you'll finish the course with a wide range of transferable skills such as research, critical thinking, analysis and team working. Career skills are embedded at every stage of our courses and certain modules offer specific teaching in reasoning and communication.

Our graduates have secured many different roles, such as:

  • project manager

  • teacher

  • human resources (HR) coordinator

  • investment analyst

  • digital marketing coordinator

  • tax consultant

  • data analyst

Our philosophy degrees are also a good foundation for further study at master's or PhD level.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,560per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : ABB

Typical Offer: ABB including Grade B in AS Level MathematicsIf you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A level offer:BBB including Grade B in AS Level Mathematics and grade A in the EPQWe are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed

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University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 78

    16th out of 52 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    143 64%

    32nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    42nd

    17
  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    139 66%

    25th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    11th

    2

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