History and Philosophy are highly complementary subjects: studying them in conjunction allows you to develop a deeper understanding of human behavior across time and place. In History, you’ll cover past societies from the late Roman through to the modern period, addressing political, social and cultural themes. Through your Philosophy modules, you’ll explore key philosophical areas - ethics, philosophy of mind, theory of knowledge, political philosophy, metaphysics and logic - as well as examining real-world issues such as global justice, climate change and feminism through a philosophical lens. Across both disciplines, you’ll learn to exercise independent judgement, to be critical of accepted opinion and to present your arguments effectively. You will be learning from academics who are experts in their field, in departments that are innovators in terms of their research and public engagement. This civic ethos extends to the work our students do too. As a History and Philosophy student, you will have the chance to undertake a work placement with a heritage or culture organisation, or work in the community through projects like Philosophy in the City, which introduces school children to philosophical ideas they can apply to everyday life. Our graduates are articulate, creative communicators who know how to structure an argument, and how to analyse one. We have alumni working all over the world in a diverse range of careers, including teaching, law, archiving, broadcasting, social work, journalism, the civil service, charities, museums and businesses.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
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*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. You may also be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your postcode and grades. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your eligibility for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. If you're a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. The University also offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check what funding your could be eligible for - www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding/calculator. Further information - www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-funding