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Philosophy and Law

  • UCAS code VM51
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2021

This programme is currently under development and may be subject to change

The course

This Joint Honours degree combines the study of Philosophy in equal measure with the study of Law.

Our Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy and Department of Law and Criminology have excellent reputations for research and teaching. Studying philosophy and law here means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts who will share their research and experience so that you gain invaluable skills for your future career.

This degree balances the broad knowledge of legal systems and theory with gaining philosophical skills and expertise and is perfect for you if you wish to benefit from training in law alongside the flexibility to choose philosophical subjects of particular interest to you.

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

With the opportunity to examine (amongst other things) the core philosophical areas of epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy as well as the history of philosophy, combined with gaining an understanding of how the law regulates agreements between individuals and the relationship between the individual and the state in law related modules relating to gender, the environment, mental health, terrorism, bioethics and company law, you will gain a broad knowledge of legal systems and theory.

  • Develop critical legal skills and consider laws applying to different legal problems within the legal system
  • Develop critical skills for your career or further study

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