The study of philosophy and politics have been closely intertwined ever since the days of the ancient Greeks. This course gives you a strong foundation in both subjects and examines the interplay between the two. You’ll combine historical reflection with cutting-edge work on the questions and theories that are live in philosophy and politics today. This course is ideal for those that want to get to the heart of world events and theories, both of the past and of today. A degree in Philosophy and Politics from UEA will set you on course for a variety of highly regarded careers in the private and public sector, including politics, journalism, the civil service, international relations, marketing and academia. On this course you’ll gain invaluable knowledge in the most significant areas of political and philosophical thought, sharpening your skills of analysis and debate. You will be encouraged from the start to form your own opinions, while nurturing your ability to listen carefully and make judgments. Working with leading academics, you will be guided to develop your awareness of governance and society, as well as the essential concepts and values of philosophy. All this will set you on the path to becoming a well-rounded philosophical thinker as well as politically engaged individual, able to think for yourself and see beyond the obvious. Philosophy and politics thrive on discussion. So as well as lectures and your own study, you will engage in debate around the most important issues in both fields. Bringing your questioning approach and unique perspective to each discussion will give you all the benefits that come from dialogue with your peers and tutors, and from teamwork. You’ll learn to think rigorously and defend your views clearly and confidently. Philosophy is the art of thinking clearly about life’s most profound questions. This makes it the perfect partner to political study, where we examine what happens when the issues that matter most come to the fore in real terms. On this course you will delve into the latest political thinking and engage in the rigour of philosophical thought. You will study an array of fascinating historical and topical areas, learning from world experts in both fields. The course also offers the chance to study abroad. Throughout your studies you will learn from experts who are engaged in influential research. You’ll develop working relationships with these members of staff, meaning you will benefit from access to the very latest research in both disciplines. At UEA our highly-respected tutors specialise in a range of subjects, from the future of our planet, the rights of future generations, and our Western intellectual and cultural heritage from the ancient Greeks onwards, to the great works of political thought, literature, cinema and art.