The Combined Honours programme offers you an opportunity to study two subjects at degree level, enabling you to benefit from high quality teaching across more than one subject. History: Historical events have shaped the world we live in today. The past affects every aspect of our lives – from the language we speak, to the politics of race, gender, religion and identity. History will provide you with the skills to explore the social and political landscape of human consciousness throughout time and place. You will discover how people lived, and how they perceived and interacted with the world around them. Investigating past events, you will encounter war, injustice, new frontiers, political upheaval, ancient civilisations, invasions, conspiracies, catastrophes and revolutions. Studying history at Manchester Met will allow you to enjoy a programme of study that offers a wide and fascinating scope of time and place, from the bustling streets of Ancient Athens and Rome to the missile silos of the Cold War. You will have considerable freedom of choice, allowing you to select from a wide range of modules. Whether analysing the social history of the family or the political structures of mighty empires, our tutors have developed an exciting range of approaches to their subject. You will develop a variety of historical skills, which will allow you to explore specialist topics in detail. There is also the opportunity to spend your second year studying in either the USA or Australia. As we unlock the past, we seek to develop the individual, continuously aspiring to produce confident, intellectually flexible and articulate graduates fully prepared for the world of work or further study. Philosophy: Philosophy concerns every aspect of our lives, practical as well as theoretical. It is about making sense of our lives and the world around us. Due to its grounding in fundamental human concerns and activities, through philosophy we are able to understand life and to shape it. In studying philosophy, you will engage with the ideas of the most important thinkers of the past and present, including Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, Nietzsche and Sartre. You will learn to think more clearly and independently, to communicate your ideas and arguments with greater clarity and force, and develop skills valued by employers. At the Manchester campus, our close-knit community of academics, researchers and students focus on central philosophical themes, such as aesthetics, ethics and metaphysics, with an emphasis on European philosophy. All our teaching is informed by our current research interests and we run a series of research seminars throughout the year.