Philosophy and Politics at University of Exeter - UCAS

Philosophy and Politics

University of Exeter

Degree level: Undergraduate

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This programme allows you to apply analytical-philosophical skills to the study of political events and theories. Philosophy and politics overlap considerably when it comes to discussing concepts of ‘state’, ‘democracy’ and ‘public good’, and yet both disciplines have their own methodologies and styles. This programme will enable you to become familiar with the best known approaches and appreciate their complementary nature. Studying Philosophy will give you the opportunity to discuss long-standing questions about the nature of knowledge (how do we know what we know?), science (does science provide us with a special kind of knowledge?), reality (does the world out there really exist?), ethics (how should we act?), art and beauty (who decides what counts as beautiful?), the mind-body relationship (how can the brain produce the mind?), the meaning of life (why is there something rather than nothing?) and more. From the beginning you will be encouraged to develop your own views on all these topics, and to assess other philosophers’ take on them. Studying philosophy will teach you to think rigorously, to defend your views in a clear and consistent way, to understand the why and what-for of different points of view, and ultimately to develop a sharp, analytical and open mind. During your degree you will develop a sound knowledge of the four principal areas of study in Politics: political thought, international relations, comparative government, and public policy. You’ll also gain a wider understanding of the world by focusing on both the theoretical and practical problems of politics through a combination of core compulsory modules and options covering topics as diverse as environmental politics, security, foreign policy, American politics, globalisation and political campaigns.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeVL52
Institution code E84
Campus nameUniversity of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA Excluding General Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 30 L3 credits at Distinction Grade and 15 L3 credits at Merit Grade. Please also see our GCSE requirements
Scottish Higher AAAAB
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points Applicants will be considered with IB 36 OR 666 in three Higher Level subjects.

English language requirements

GCSE English Language with a minimum pass of Grade C or 4

For further details on our English Language requirements please visit our website

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/applications/entry/#english-language


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £18500 Year 1

Additional fee information

For full details regarding tuition fee and other costings, see: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/money/fees/
Philosophy and Politics at University of Exeter - UCAS