501–600 th
World University Rankings 2021
=73 rd
Impact Rankings 2020
61 st
Young University Rankings 2012
Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

Philosophy and Politics - Keele University

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’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Philosophy and Politics. Studying at Keele, you will be learning within SPIRE, a large, interdisciplinary school which fosters close links between the two subjects, offering workshops, seminars and visiting speakers from all over the world. Philosophy and politics share a range of contemporary concerns, including environmental matters, genetic engineering, and relationships with the Third World. Philosophy also introduces you to more general problems about knowledge, the nature of the world and the mind, and to questions about beauty, consciousness and religion. You will study these from both historical and contemporary perspectives, critically considering the work of philosophers from around the world as well as developing your own views. The clarity and precision provided by a training in philosophical analysis complements the wide-ranging scope of political concerns. Many of which have profound ethical implications of the kind dealt with in moral philosophy. You will be encouraged to formulate and defend your own ideas, as well as understand why others disagree, and present your position in a variety of ways. Assessments involve presentations, essays, exams, posters and portfolios. Students who study this combination are taught to think critically, take a balanced approach, make reasoned arguments and collaborate with colleagues. They also possess a superb grounding in understanding the way people think and approach problems. These skills open the door to a wide range of careers, including politics, law, the media, education, finance, publishing, the media, the civil service, or working for a campaigning or lobbying group. Some students also advance to further study.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,KeeleUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250