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History and Philosophy

BA
  • UCAS code VV51
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2018

The course

This joint degree combines two interconnected disciplines; your philosophy studies will complement your study of History by providing you with a deeper understanding of fields such as politics, literature and art. You will spend time critically inquiring into questions that are fundamental to our understanding of politics and ethics, of art and culture, of our relationship to our past and future, and of our connection to the natural world, whilst satisfying your curiosity about the past, acquiring understanding of specific periods and problems, and making discoveries.

Studying History is exciting and rewarding; it encourages you to appreciate the human experience in other places and at other times. Exploring what people have felt, thought and done in the past expands our self-awareness. It will help to satisfy your curiosity about the past, acquire understanding of specific periods and problems, and make discoveries.

Our internationally renowned academics are developing the very latest thinking on historical problems; this cutting edge knowledge informs the curriculum and will enhance your learning experience. By studying History at one of the largest and most influential departments in the country you will be able to choose from an exceptionally broad range of subjects, enabling you to spread your studies across the medieval and modern worlds, from Ancient Rome through to modern China, from Saladin through to Margaret Thatcher.

  • An interdisciplinary and collaborative programme.
  • Develop your understanding of key philosophical texts.
  • Learn about differing assumptions which inform central philosophical traditions.
  • Exploring what people have thought and done in the past expands your self-awareness.
  • A wide selection of history modules to suit your own interests.
95%

overall student satisfaction

Source: NSS, 2017

15th

in the UK

Source: Times Good University Guide, 2018

93%

of our History graduates are employed or go on to further study within six months of graduating

Source: DLHE, 2017

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