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Philosophy with Politics

  • UCAS code V5L2
  • 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 Politics (25%) you will take Philosophy as the major element of your degree alongside some study of politics.

Our Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy has an excellent reputation for research and teaching. Studying philosophy and politics 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, combined with gaining a solid foundation in politics and political theory, studying subjects such as British, American and European politics, political communication, gender and theories of democracy and freedom.

  • 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
  • Develop critical research or presentation skills for your career or further study

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