Philosophy is one of the world’s oldest academic subjects. Some of the earliest philosophers thought about the relationship between individuals, the state and society. This exciting Joint Honours degree gives you an understanding of the institutions and practices of modern political systems, as well as exploring the history of human thought and how we see the world. Core modules will introduce you to key principles and topics in each subject. However, the diversity of research interests at Leeds allows us to offer flexible degrees with a wide variety of optional modules. You could study topics as diverse as development, ancient philosophy, political philosophy, the nature of knowledge and the self, electioneering, the ethics of life and death, international relations, the history of ideas and political issues from the USA to Africa and China.