University of Gloucestershire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Philosophy and Politics

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Course summary

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Why Philosophy and Politics? Our Philosophy and Politics degree will help you grow your intellectual initiative and confidence to make positive contributions on the most pressing issues of our age. Gaining deep insights about what it means to be human and how best we can live together, you’ll learn to apply ideas in ways which will make a difference to you and your communities. With excellent support from our expert tutors and through small group discussions with fellow students, you’ll consider key issues of value, equality, identity and power, while module options will allow you to match your study to your own interests and goals. Topics range from populism, truth and the media, to looking beyond good and evil, from ideologies, systems and institutions, to philosophy and literature. Our course provides valuable opportunities to take your learning into the wider world, through UK and international field trips, along with placements and project work in professional and lived contexts. Previous students have visited destinations in the USA, Canada, India and Spain and have experienced hands-on engagement work with environmental, business and socio-political groups. This mix of advanced knowledge and practical experience will empower you to become a sophisticated, creative and valuable thinker, with investigative, analytical research and communication skills. These highly desirable abilities will prepare you for a career in a range of roles in the third sector, journalism, politics, teaching, marketing and many other industries. Why University of Gloucestershire? We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an individual. Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies. Come and experience the University of Gloucestershire for yourself by booking an open day online at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. After the course Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. *Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17. Experience an open day Take the next step and book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. This is your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. Take the opportunity to get up-to-the minute advice and guidance from the people who have been here and experienced University of Gloucestershire life already. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/courses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeV501
Institution code G50
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us​. Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/in-your-region/pages/in-your-country.aspx


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points
A level CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.


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
International £14680 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx
Philosophy and Politics at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS