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Philosophy and History 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 BA Philosophy and History degree you’ll explore the major events and ideas that have shaped the world around us. You’ll explore some of the biggest questions of Western philosophy: Is there a god? What is morality? Can there be objective facts in ethics and politics? And as a history student you’ll learn to develop your own interpretations of disputed narratives.

You’ll be taught in small groups in a relaxed and friendly environment. You'll benefit from the expertise of academic staff whose research feeds directly into the course content.

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

Career skills are taught at every stage of your course, and some modules offer specific teaching in reasoning and communication. You’ll graduate with a wide range of transferable skills such as critical thinking, analysis, mental agility and team working.

Your history studies will also develop your ability to to weigh up evidence and arguments, and use analysis of the past to address the problems of the present.

Our philosophy and history graduates have secured roles as diverse as:

  • project manager

  • teacher

  • human resources (HR) coordinator

  • investment analyst

  • digital marketing coordinator

  • tax consultant

  • data analyst

Our philosophy and history degrees are also a good foundation for further study at Masters or PhD level.

Application deadline

15 January

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 History or a related subject*If 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 History or a related subject* 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 in t

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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

    23rd out of 93 3

    16th out of 52 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    142 68%

    27th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    29th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    58th

    15
  • 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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