On our four-year BA Philosophy and Sociology (including foundation year), we work with you to develop your subject-specific knowledge, and to improve your academic skills. You receive a thorough grounding in these areas during your foundation year (known as Year Zero) to prepare you for a further three years of undergraduate study at Essex. Our five-year version of this course enables you to study abroad during your fourth year of study. This course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three or four years of study, depending on whether you choose to study abroad for a year. During your Year Zero, you study three academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory academic skills module, with additional English language for non-English speakers. You will study both disciplines and work with two of the UK’s leading departments – our School of Philosophy and Art History, and our Department of Sociology. You study topics such as: Ethics; Philosophy of religion; Culture, identity and subjectivity; Public policy regarding health, the environment, crime and aging and Citizenship, multiculturalism and human rights.