Not just quiet contemplation – philosophy has great practical value. Some of the most fundamental questions about political life, its principles and ideals, are philosophical in character. You study philosophy and politics together in order to appreciate the relationships between them with a degree of critical awareness. You are given plenty of opportunities to bring the resources of moral and political philosophy to bear on the issues of political life. Your third year spent abroad at no extra cost gives you the chance to gain more experience and become even more employable.