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Philosophy and Politics MA (Hons)

University of Aberdeen

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Philosophy and Politics at Aberdeen is a great subject pairing, taking you on a fascinating study of argument and how we apply it to Big Questions of fundamental importance to us as humans. You will study these subjects within the context of the wider world of international relations and politics across the world – giving you the skills for a wide range of careers in politics, media and many other fields.Philosophy attempts to answer questions such as: What is knowledge? What is the nature of truth? Why should we act morally? Philosophy is just as much the study of reasoning and argument as it is the application of thought to specific problems. What makes Philosophy at Aberdeen especially attractive is the breadth of courses, the user-friendly materials you will use and the experts who will teach you. In your first year alone, you can study topics such as How Should One Live? Controversial Questions, and Experience, Knowledge and Reality.In Politics, you will be right at the front of debate on developments in the world today, international relations and global politics, taught by highly-regarded experts regularly commenting in the media on events unfolding in the world. You will explore voting behaviour, different political systems, making and implementing policy, nationalism, concepts of democracy and ever-present concerns of conflict and peace. You can also take advantage of unique options made possible by the research pedigree of our academic team with a strong track record in publishing international papers and articles. The combination of analytical and intellectual skills you will develop and their transferability will be a great foundation for any career you choose, including politics, international business and organisations, NGOs, government service, marketing and much more.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

17,200per 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 : BBB

For First Year Entry a minimum of 3 A Levels at BBB or 4 AS at AABB.For Second Year Entry a minimum of an A in the subject selected for Single Honours plus BB, or AB in the subjects selected for Joint Honours plus a further B.GCSE in English or English Language is also required.

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University information

University of Aberdeen

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 52 3

    29th out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    160 76%

    15th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    33rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%

    7th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    179 82%

    10th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    54th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    26th

    19

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