87 th
World University Rankings 2020
91-100 th
World Reputation Rankings 2015
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European Teaching Rankings 2019
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 will write an extended essay. In politics, you will study the politics of individual countries and governments, and the relationships between them, 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 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 you will choose from a range of units closely linked to staff research interests, which are 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. 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
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-21
  • Location
    Main Site,BristolUnited 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
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,500