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Economics and Philosophy (with Year Abroad) 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

    25-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

About this course

This joint honours course examines far-reaching questions that have puzzled great thinkers for centuries, but are still relevant today. You'll explore human welfare and social justice, political ideals and economic realities. You'll study economics and philosophy abroad for a year to broaden your knowledge and experience, and graduate as a confident and independent self-starter equipped with the skills for a successful career.

In your economics and philosophy degree with year abroad you can:

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

  • study broad principles in economics as well as develop knowledge in your own specialist area, such as principles of finance, labour economics or econometrics

  • learn how to use your new skills to find employment and build a career as an economist

  • study abroad at one of our partner institutions

  • develop research and presentation skills

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

You'll graduate with a wide range of transferable skills such as research, critical thinking, analysis and team working, making you ready for a wide range of careers in economics and philosophy. Career skills are embedded at every stage of our courses and certain modules offer specific teaching in reasoning and communication.

You'll be able to apply for the Business Innovation Programme, where you'll gain experience of working on a real-life business issue put forward by local businesses or not-for-profit organisations.

Your year abroad will also give you valuable experience and in some cases an opportunity to enhance your languages skills.

Our graduates have secured roles as diverse as:

  • project manager

  • teacher

  • human resources (HR) coordinator

  • investment analyst

  • digital marketing coordinator

  • tax consultant

  • data analyst

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

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,300per 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

    13th

  • Campus address

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

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 8,200 EU and international students.
Southampton’s Students Union has over 40 cultural and international groups to connect international communities in a social setting.
Specialist careers support and paid year in employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 55 3

    32nd out of 81 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    144 69%

    21st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    22nd

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    19th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    143 65%

    27th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    31st

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    37th

    8

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