Philosophers have played an influential role in the development of political and ethical thought throughout history. Combine a deep understanding of political theory with an appreciation of the complex ideas behind philosophical thought. You will use these different approaches to analyse, challenge and debate contemporary issues that impact the world around us. By applying philosophical theory to everyday concerns, we will discover its relevance in our own lives.
Drawing upon the works of historical and contemporary thinkers, you will explore the evolution of political thought. This will raise complex and relevant questions about equality, justice and power. We encourage you to look beyond standard topics and simple answers to consider questions which reflect your own interests.
Some of the topics you may cover include:
- Social justice and inequality
- Globalisation and the changing role of the state
- Morality, evil and suffering
- Genetic engineering
- State security
- Responses to climate change
Tackling difficult issues like these not only shows future employers that you are not afraid to take on complex problems, it will also change how you see the world. This combination of subjects will help you to develop as an insightful thinker, an effective communicator and a self aware global citizen.
If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.