You can develop an understanding of global politics, international institutions, and how decisions are made in the international arena and combine this with a study of philosophy, developing an understanding of issues relating to knowledge, morality and the nature of the world we live in. International politics is concerned with the study of power in the international arena: who has it, how they get it and what they do with it. Philosophers ask questions and try to understand the truth of our existence, taking notice of what’s going on in the world to get to the reality behind the appearance. Philosophers seek to answer questions of universal importance, about the nature of reality, our knowledge of the world, and the truth of our existence. On this course you will explore the full richness of philosophy, both past and present, with a special focus on European philosophy. Our courses span the range of philosophical questions and different philosophical traditions, ensuring you are able to achieve a balanced understanding of the subject. If your interests are life, the universe and everything in it, and you want to develop a rich set of life-enhancing skills, the power to influence others and initiate change, then Philosophy is for you. Philosophers ask questions and try to understand the truth of our existence, taking notice of what’s going on in the world to get to the reality behind the appearance. Politics is the study of power and how power operates in all its forms; through individuals, structures, internationally and domestically. * This course is undergoing a review over the next year which may mean a change to the course title and units of study.