At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. International Relations and Philosophy have a shared concern of a wide range of contemporary issues, such as climate change, genetic engineering and global inequality. Both subjects are interested in issues about government, social structures, power, justice and the relationship between the individual and the state. The clarity and precision in analysis provided in training in philosophy complements the wide-ranging concerns of international relations, many of which have profound ethical implications of the kind dealt with in moral philosophy. Keele has been one of the most renowned centres for the study of Philosophy and International Relations in England. These subjects will explore issues of conflict, human rights, environmental change, globalisation, critical thinking and developing the use of sound arguments while detecting fallacies and other argumentative weaknesses. This course provides an invaluable lens through which to see and approach the world, which appeals to many employers. You might work in journalism, the civil service or the European Parliament or as a political researcher for an MP or thinktank. You might join international organisations such as aid and development agencies, charity foundations or business. Many graduates from this combination progress to further studies.