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Philosophy is one of the world’s oldest academic subjects. Some of the earliest philosophers thought about the relationship between individuals, the state and society. This exciting Joint Honours degree gives you an understanding of the institutions and practices of modern political systems, as well as exploring the history of human thought and how we see the world.
Core modules will introduce you to key principles and topics in each subject. However, the diversity of research interests at Leeds allows us to offer flexible degrees with a wide variety of optional modules.
You could study topics as diverse as development, ancient philosophy, political philosophy, the nature of knowledge and the self, electioneering, the ethics of life and death, international relations, the history of ideas and political issues from the USA to Africa and China. You’ll gain a wide range of skills while considering some of the important questions and challenges affecting humanity and the world we live in.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. An interview and a piece of written work may be required.|
|Scottish Higher||AB in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers, or A in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers, or AAAABB in Highers.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M1, M1|
|Extended Project||Where an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be ABB at A Level and grade A in the EPQ.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||35 points||35 points overall including 16 at Higher Level.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3|
European Baccalaureate: 80%
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||With no less than 6.0 in any component.|
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme can apply for to study our pre-sessional English course with a progression route to the degree programme.
Fees and funding
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