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Philosophy with International Relations

  • UCAS code V5L9
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2021

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

The course

By combining Philosophy (75% of your course) with International Relations (25%) you will take Philosophy as the major element of your degree alongside some study of international relations.

Our Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy has a strong commitment to high-quality, cutting-edge research, all of which inform our teaching. Studying philosophy and international relations 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.

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, 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.

The study of international relations is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, drawing on insights from economics, history, philosophy and sociology. You will gain an in-depth understanding of international politics, examining how states, groups and individuals interact across borders, and you will consider some of the most important issues that confront the world today.

  • Gain a detailed understanding of philosophical debates and issues underlying political systems in a globalised world
  • Explore ideas and ideologies and issues that are fundamental to understanding the politics of our times
  • Examine governments, party politics and political behaviour throughout the world
  • Develop critical research or presentation skills for your career or further study

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