**Why Warwick?** We’re a world-leading university with the highest academic and research standards. Today more than 25,000 students thrive across four faculties, which feature over 70 research centres and institutes. We’re a constant presence in the rankings of the UK’s and the world’s greatest universities, and the most targeted institution nationally by the UK’s top 100 employers (The Graduate Market in 2017, High Fliers Research Ltd). All of this means you’ll be welcomed to a safe, energetic and cosmopolitan campus with flexible, well-equipped study spaces to help you stretch yourself personally, professionally and academically. Whether you want to be a front-runner in a fast-moving graduate job market, or to make a difference and change the world, we want you here. **The course** What sort of knowledge is historical knowledge? How far are the ways in which we reflect on the world and understand it a product of the particular history of western culture? Has western philosophy, whether as practiced by the Ancient Greeks, the Renaissance, or the Enlightenment profoundly shaped the way in which western society has developed? Or should we understand philosophical ideas as merely reflecting the world in which they are developed, rather than playing a leading role in changing it? History and Philosophy is designed for students who understand the importance of thinking critically about how we know and experience the world, but who also recognise the importance of linking precision in thought and analysis to a grounded understanding of different historical periods. It is aimed at students who are interested in ideas for their own sake, but who recognise that they are developed in particular contexts, for particular purposes, and reflect the conditions under which they are produced.