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Course summary

Explore questions of social justice, bio-ethics, and the nature of truth from different historical and contemporary philosophical perspectives. You will be introduced to contemporary political issues, from political economy to security studies, and develop the analytical skills and research abilities that will serve you well in the world of work. Explore global challenges of the twenty-first century: terrorism, global warming, migration, climate and health. The course will allow you to choose your own area of interest and develop your knowledge and skills to take a critical perspective on political events and fundamental philosophical questions. You will learn from academics who are experts in their fields and use latest research to underline their teaching to ensure that you have access to the current debates within the study of politics, philosophy, and ethics. On this course you will study politics both from policy-oriented and academic perspectives, and consider key philosophical and ethical questions and their relationship to contemporary politics.


This course allows you to study key political issues, from political economy to security studies, as you examine contemporary political challenges such as nationalism, terrorism, asymmetrical warfare, and environmentalism through a philosophical lens. Year One In your first year, you will receive a solid grounding in the theoretical approaches and research methods in the study of both Politics and Philosophy & Ethics. The course introduces you to the role of ethics within the complex world of contemporary politics as you consider the nature of truth from different philosophical perspectives. Year Two In your second year, you will begin to mould your degree around your interests. You will explore papal political influences, the links between political ideologies, religion, and modern cultures, freedom and justice, bio-ethics, and much more. Year Three By your final year, you will have a strong sense of what political area you would like to focus on for your final dissertation project. Alongside your thesis, you will have the opportunity to explore more specific aspects of politics, philosophy, and ethics, including: the politics of twentieth century European dictators, Pan-Africanism, the effects of globalisation, and political theology.

Assessment method

Our BA (Hons) Politics and Philosophy & Ethics course uses a range of assessments methods, including: -Essays -Source evaluations and reviews -Research projects -Collaborative project work -Examinations -Dissertation. For your Philosophy and Ethics modules, you will be asked to undertake a variety of tasks, many of which will be useful in your future careers. You will be asked to write essays as you might expect, but you might also write book reviews, reviews of films, write reports on projects, make a video, construct an exhibition and make presentations.

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Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Candidates may request an interview at which they may receive a revised, more targeted offer. • IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No component less than 5.5
PTE Academic5050-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)79At least: 18 in Reading 17 in Listening 20 in Speaking 17 in Writing

Qualifications recognised for English language proficiency

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15840 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15840 Year 1

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Politics and Philosophy & Ethics at University of Chichester - UCAS