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Philosophy and Politics BA (Hons)

Keele University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

At Keele University, we’re proud to be consistently ranked in the Top 3 UK universities for student satisfaction, which is testimony to the safe, supportive and welcoming campus we hope you’ll soon call home.The combination of philosophy and politics allows you to explore and understand power structures and institutions, the relationship between the individual and the state, and to think critically about concepts such as democracy, justice, power, authority and equality.Philosophy and politics share a range of contemporary concerns, including environmental matters, genetic engineering, and relationships with the developing world. In addition to Political Philosophy, Philosophy also introduces you to more general problems about knowledge, the natureof the world and the mind, and to questions about beauty, consciousness and religion. You will study these from both historical and contemporary perspectives, critically considering the work of philosophers from around the world as well as developing your own views. The clarity and precision provided by a training in philosophical analysis complements the wide-ranging scope of political concerns, many of which have profound ethical implications of the kind dealt with in moral philosophy. You will be encouraged to formulate and defend your own ideas, as well as to understand why others disagree, and to present your position in a variety of ways.You will learn to think critically, take a balanced approach, make reasoned arguments and collaborate with colleagues. You will possess a superb grounding in understanding the way people think and approach problems, and will be able to communicate your ideas in a variety of ways, including presentations, portfolios and written work. An optional year studying abroad, or studying a language as part of the course can further enhance your CV. The skills gained on a Philosophy and Politics degree at Keele open the door to a wide range of careers, including politics, law, media, education, finance, publishing, the media, the civil service, or working for a campaigning or lobbying group. Some students also advance to further study.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

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

University information

Keele University

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  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

Keele students represent over 120 different nationalities. A welcoming campus, Keele recognises the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas.
Keele provides individual and group language and academic skills guidance for international students at all levels, through its language centre on campus.
Keele offers a friendly and supportive environment for international students. A range of cultural events are arranged and celebrated throughout the year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 52 4

    43rd out of 85 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    115 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    111 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%



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