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Philosophy and Sociology 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

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

About this course

Explore the processes that lie beneath social change and the ideas and ideals that drive them. On this joint BA Philosophy and Sociology course you'll gain a grounding in the twin disciplines of philosophy and sociology, while having the freedom to pursue your own interests in greater depth. Optional topics cover everything from gender and human rights to criminal justice and the philosophy of religion.

This degree will give you an excellent education in philosophy and sociology. In your degree you can:

  • get to grips with philosophical topics such as the mind, the nature of knowledge and ethical thought

  • explore an array of topics in sociology, including criminology, criminal justice, social issues and how societies change

  • apply philosophical thought to language, morality, politics, sex, and other important aspects of life

  • develop knowledge and skills in research methods, both qualitative and quantitative

  • gain experience in doing research and writing dissertations

You'll be taught in small groups in a relaxed and friendly environment, and 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

You’ll graduate with a wide range of transferable skills such as research, critical thinking, analysis, and team working. Career skills are embedded at every stage of our courses and certain modules offer specific teaching in reasoning and communication.

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

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,300per year

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

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A level : ABB

Typical Offer: ABBIf 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 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 the context of their background and experience.Students who are highlighted in th

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University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 8,200 EU and international students.
Southampton’s Students Union has over 40 cultural and international groups to connect international communities in a social setting.
Specialist careers support and paid year in employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 51 5

    22nd out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    141 68%

    21st

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    24th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%

    5th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    141 73%

    21st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    13th

    45
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    98th

    19

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