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Politics with Philosophy

BA
  • UCAS code L2V5
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2018

The course

This combined degree option gives you the opportunity to combine your studies of Politics (75% of the course) with Philosophy (25%). This will deepen your understanding of politics as well as introduce you to key elements of philosophy such as ancient philosophy and reason, argument and persuasion.

Politics at Royal Holloway invites you to explore the ideas and ideologies, as well as the processes, institutions and issues that are fundamental to understanding the politics of our times. You will gain a solid foundation in politics and political theory and as you progress, the flexible nature of the course allows you to specialise in fields such as European integration, democratic theory, British and American politics, political communication and young people’s politics. You will develop your understanding of power relations at all levels of social life and gain insight into the role of identity, ideology, interests and institutions in shaping the modern world.

At Royal Holloway we have a unique approach to Philosophy that looks beyond the narrow confines of the Anglo-American analytic or the European tradition of philosophy focus on both traditions, their relationship and connections between them. The result has been the creation of a truly interdisciplinary and collaborative programme that brings together academic staff from departments across the university.

With the opportunity to examine (amongst other things) the mind and consciousness, aesthetics and morals, the self and others, the range of subjects available to Philosophy students at Royal Holloway guarantees that there will be something on offer that really engages you during your time with us.

  • Engage in topics ranging from American politics to political communication and young people’s politics.
  • Study philosophical approaches spanning the Anglo-American and European traditions.
  • Two complementary departments within a single School.
  • Home to the Contemporary Political Theory Research Group.
  • Research placement opportunities.
Top 10

UK Politics department for research intensity

Source: THE REF 2014: Subject ranking on intensity

92%

of students say the courses are intellectually stimulating

Source: NSS, 2017

93%

of our Politics and International Relations graduates are employed or go on to further study within six months of graduating

Source: DLHE, 2017

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