Philosophy is the most ancient of academic disciplines, yet the uncertainties of modern living make the traditional philosophical challenges even more pressing in the 21st century. Your time here will be rich, stimulating and enjoyable, and you will graduate as an independently-minded, confident individual with the skills required for a successful career. The year abroad will allow you to experience an entirely new culture and learn or develop another language. During a degree in Philosophy at Southampton, you will critically consider the work of the great Philosophers of the past while engaging with cutting edge contemporary debates. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the core areas of philosophy while pursuing your own interests through option modules on various philosophers and philosophical themes. The year abroad will give you the opportunity to study for an additional academic year at a partner university in another part of the world. Destinations include Europe, Asia and North America. We are first in the Russell Group for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2016), and ranked eighth in the UK according to The Guardian University Guide 2016. We offer a high number of contact hours with teaching conducted in small groups. Our research-led teaching is delivered by recognised world experts on contemporary philosophy and the history of the subject, and we achieved the seventh highest score in the UK for published work (REF 2014). We also offer many opportunities to take modules outside your main degree subjects and to study abroad.