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Combining Philosophy with Politics enhances your ability to explore and test the basic beliefs and values that underpin our ideas about politics, and gives you sophisticated intellectual tools with which to do it.
In your first year you will concentrate on core modules. In your second and final years you can choose from a wide range of optional modules.
Politics as an area of study develops your knowledge and understanding of governments, governance and societies. Politics is central to our everyday lives. It explores people and power and involves drama and events of great significance both today and historically. Think of the electoral struggle between Left and Right, the power play of the Cold War, and the great enterprise of European integration.
Studying for a politics degree means investigating how politics works and delves into how parliaments and governments function while also allowing you to evaluate political ideas such as power, freedom, democracy, conflict, legitimacy and accountability.
Philosophy at Cardiff covers the full range of philosophical concerns, with a particular emphasis on ethics and aesthetics. Modules cover both the analytic and Continental styles of Western philosophy, which is unusual in the UK.
•You will be taught by academics, many of whom are world experts in their field.
•Unrivalled academic links with the National Assembly for Wales via the Welsh Governance Centre and long established relationships with national and international organisations such as the Westminster parliament, European Union and NATO.
•A strong emphasis on ethics, politics, and philosophy of mind.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB - BBB||All offers to exclude General Studies, Citizenship Studies or Critical Thinking|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM - DMM|
|Extended Project||A||A in EPQ and BBB-BBC at A-Level|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||
GCSE English Language Grade B or 6, IGCSE English First Language grade B.
IGCSE English as a Second Language not accepted.
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 - 32 points||Award of the IB Diploma with 34-32 points OR 665-655 in 3 HL subjects|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB - BBB||All offers to exclude General Studies, Citizenship Studies or Critical Thinking|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
Applicants may be required to participate in an interview.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/2018/philosophy-and-politics-ba
English language requirements
If you are an overseas applicant and your first language is not English, please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our accepted qualifications: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.