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Philosophy and Politics University of Southampton Degree level: Undergraduate

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A Philosophy and Politics degree at Southampton provides you with an opportunity to explore fundamental and far-reaching issues concerning human welfare and social justice, political ideals and political realities. The programme provides you with the opportunity to focus on fundamental questions concerning the legitimacy of the state, the nature of freedom and human rights, and the relationship between politics, law and morality.
We also offer many opportunities to take modules outside your main degree subjects and to study abroad.

Course details

Modules

Introduction to International Relations; Political Systems; Reason and Argument; Political Ideas; Ethics; Knowledge and mind; Freedom and responsibility; Philosophy of religion; Early Greek philosophy; Philosophy of art; Existentialism; Political philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral philosophy; Philosophy of mind; Philosophy of language; Epistemology; Applied ethics; Philosophy of fiction; Gender, philosophy and feminism; Philosophy of science; Environmental ethics; Happiness and wellbeing; Philosophy of mathematics; Philosophy of sex; Philosophy of emotion; Philosophy of film; Kant; Nietzsche; Kierkegaard; Heidegger; Wittgenstein.


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 code VL52
Institution code S27
Campus name Main Site - Highfield Campus
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB - AAB Typical offer: AAB to ABB

If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A level offer:

ABB to BBB and grade A in the EPQ

We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience.

Students who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme, as follows:

ABB to BBB

Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

Our preferred subjects are Philosophy, History, English, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation, Sociology, Government and Politics.

Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD - DDM Distinction, Distinction, Distinction to Distinction, Distinction, Merit in the BTEC National Extended Diploma

Our preferred subjects are Philosophy, History, English, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation, Sociology, Government and Politics.

Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.
Access to HE Diploma 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, of which 39 must be at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit
OR
60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit

Our preferred subjects are Philosophy, History, English, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation, Sociology, Government and Politics.

Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 - D3, M2, M2 D3 D3 M2 to D3 M2 M2 in three principal subjects

Our preferred subjects are Philosophy, History, English, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation, Sociology, Government and Politics. Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.

Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A Levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer, where D3 can be used in lieu of A Level grade A or grade M2 can be used in lieu of A Level grade B.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 - 32 points Pass, with 34 to 32 points overall with 17 to 16 points at Higher Level

Our preferred subjects are Philosophy, History, English, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation, Sociology, Government and Politics.

Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.

Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.

International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP):
Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements.

Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2 - H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 to H1 H2 H2 H2 H3 H3

Our preferred subjects are Philosophy, History, English, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation, Sociology, Government and Politics. Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC National Diploma plus A to B in an A level

Our preferred subjects are Philosophy, History, English, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation, Sociology, Government and Politics.

Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D Distinction in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AA to AB in two A levels

Our preferred subjects are Philosophy, History, English, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation, Sociology, Government and Politics.

Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.
Scottish Advanced Higher Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B AAB to ABB from three A levels
or
AA to AB from two A levels and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

Our preferred subjects are Philosophy, History, English, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation, Sociology, Government and Politics.

Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.

English Language proficiency for international students: All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. For more information on the University of Southampton’s English Language entry requirements, please see the webpage: www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page

For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Admissions Team at AdmissionsUG.AH@southampton.ac.uk


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £17,560 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 that the Fees shown are those charged for entry in September 2020. Fees for entry in September 2021 will be available at the end of August 2020. Please see our website for further details and updates : www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding.page

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University of Southampton
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