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Philosophy and Politics University of Leeds Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Gold

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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

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 LV25
Institution code L23
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level AAB
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

Test Grade Additional details
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

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For further information please see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/undergraduatefees

Provider information

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University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
LS2 9JT


Course contact details

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0113 343 2336