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Philosophy and Politics MA (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: VL52

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Philosophy**Philosophy has been at the core of Western intellectual life for at least 2,500 years. It is central to our understanding of the world and of our place in and interaction with it.Philosophy provides the tools by which the presuppositions of all areas of intellectual and practical activity may be systematically and critically examined. While there are different approaches that philosophers have taken, characteristic of philosophy is the emphasis on the use of:* argument* critical enquiry* rigour in reasoning* clarity of expression, including the making of pertinent distinctions**Philosophy at Edinburgh**The University has a strong historic connection to the subject, counting Adam Ferguson and Sir William Hamilton among its former students.Edinburgh has one of the UK' s largest philosophy departments and the Philosophy Society attracts high-profile speakers.Our programme is structured in such a way that you will cover the basics of Western philosophy. Later in the degree, you will have the opportunity to select from a wide variety of courses from Philosophy of Well-Being to Feminism.**Politics**Politics focuses on a variety of issues in including political theory, public theory and international relations in Europe, Russia, Africa and the US. You will gain knowledge on a range of political:* systems* institutions* processes * ideasThis will enable you to develop and apply your knowledge and skills to the understanding and evaluation of political issues and problems in the contemporary world. This will include the morality of political action, and the limits of freedom and justice.**Studying Philosophy and Politics together**This combined programme enables you to gain an in-depth knowledge in both subject areas, and the opportunity to specialise in the topics that interest you most.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 23,100per year

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A level : ABB - AAA

Required subjects: A Levels: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at C or 4.

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University information

The University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 51

    12th out of 86 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    166 80%

    9th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    16th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.75 75%

    47th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    184 89%

    8th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    15th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%

    79th

    2

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