Oxford Brookes University

Philosophy/Politics Oxford Brookes University Degree level: Undergraduate

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This is a combined honours course, where you study Philosophy alongside Politics. Philosophy tackles some of the most exciting and fundamental questions about human nature and our place in the world, such as whether the mind is a computer and if it is rational to believe in God. You will explore the way we think and reason and the assumptions that underpin what we think we know about ourselves and the world. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the history of philosophy and contemporary debates, as well as the ability to ask challenging questions, reach reasoned conclusions and express yourself with clarity and precision. The study of politics is the study of power. It starts by examining the roots and nature of political activity set in the context of wider social activity. It also explores governments and types of governance, as well as the nature of power and rule under democratic and non-democratic regimes. After the first year, you will have the opportunity to participate in the design of your own course of study with guidance from your teachers, following your own areas of interests.

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Modules

In the Philosophy element of the course, what you study includes: Year 1 modules include Introduction to Philosophy, Academic Literacy: Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics and Theory of Knowledge. Years 2 and 3 let you grapple with the ideas of great thinkers from Plato to Wittgenstein and examine contemporary developments in areas ranging from the philosophy of mind to culture, gender and sexuality. In the Politics element of the course, what you study includes: Year 1 focuses on the theme of democracy, introducing you to a range of political ideologies and systems, and examining how and why citizens do or do not participate in politics. In Years 2 and 3 you can choose such subjects as political thought, counter terrorism, comparative welfare states, the political sociology of crime and disorder, identity politics, the politics of specific states, or unions of states, such as the UK, the EU, the USA, Russia, Central Asia and South Africa, as well as placement learning.


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

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

Course code LV25
Institution code O66
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 x GCSE - Grade 4, normally to include Maths and English.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points English Standard Level - Grade 4

IELTS 6.0 overall. Reading 6.0. Writing 6.0. Listening 5.5. Speaking 5.5.

If you accept a Conditional offer to this course as your Firm choice through UCAS, and the offer does not include a requirement to pass an English language test or improve your English language, we may be able to make the offer Unconditional. Please check your offer carefully where this will be confirmed for each applicant.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,410 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to continue to set fees at the maximum level permitted for new and returning Home/EU students.

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Headington
Oxford
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