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Philosophy and Politics BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    07-OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Some of the most fundamental questions about political life, its principles and ideals, are philosophical in character. Is it moral to go to war, or is it a necessity? What ethical implications are there in politics? These are some of the key questions we consider. You'll be taught by academics in our School of Philosophy and Art History, all of whom are open-minded and have an exceptionally broad range of research interests. We have particular strengths in the areas of ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of religion, and European philosophy (including critical theory, phenomenology, and existentialism) - meaning you'll gain a thorough grounding in how philosophy and politics intertwined. You'll also be taught by our politics academics, some of who are renowned for their work advising the CIA on counter-terrorism and commentating on political events in national international media.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 16,850per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 52 1

    23rd out of 85 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    104 49%

    44th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    25th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    106 48%

    65th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    19th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    13th

    13

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