University of Leeds has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
This joint honours degree develops your understanding of the institutions and practices of modern political systems, and also explores fundamental questions about the world and our place in it.
Core modules will introduce you to key principles and topics in each subject area. You can then choose from a wide selection of optional modules, meaning you can tailor your degree to suit your interests, not just within politics and philosophy, but also the wider university.
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 in regions ranging from the USA to Africa and China.
You’ll graduate with a wide range of transferrable skills, and a broad knowledge of both subject areas, enabling you to succeed in future employment.
How 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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course.
|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.