University of Bristol

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76 th
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Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Avon, BS8 1TH, United Kingdom

Philosophy and Politics

This course combines philosophy with the study of politics and international relations. This provides a valuable skill set ideally tailored to the increasingly globalised workplace. For philosophy, you will study units including Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, and Realism and Normativity, and write an extended essay. In politics, you will study the politics of individual countries and governments, and the relationships between countries, communities, and individuals. You will become familiar with many different views and methods, and learn to analyse and evaluate them. Politics is organised around three themes: political theory comparative and national politics international relations. The first year includes four compulsory units to ensure you have a solid grounding in the discipline, and you will have greater choice as you progress through the course. In your final year this includes a range of units which are closely linked to staff research interests and thus unique to Bristol. Units cover subjects such as political theory, international relations, UK politics, US politics, gender, security and conflict. There is a strong emphasis on research skills, with a compulsory unit in the first year and the possibility to complete a dissertation in the final year. You will also have the opportunity to spend half a year studying abroad at a partner university. Bristol has an enviable record for its research and teaching both in philosophy and politics. Both schools encourage strong synergy between research and teaching, resulting in a vibrant learning environment. This course combination offers an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Bristol
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • 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
  • International Year 1 £16,500