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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 10.4k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    Description

    Philosophy and Politics is a BA Honours degree offered by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. It allows students to develop an understanding key theories and ideas in both philosophy and politics, together with an engagement in current social, political and ethical issues in both global and national arenas.

    The philosophy component of the programme allows students to specialise in key areas of the discipline, including critical thinking and rhetoric; ethics; political philosophy; philosophy of mind; religion; theory of knowledge; philosophy of education, philosophy of madness, and other issues in classical and contemporary philosophy. The politics component covers the study of international and comparative politics, government, citizenship and political theory.

    In the final year, students may be offered a work placement in regional or local politics, or within one of the many interest and pressure groups based in London, or even in the House of Commons. Reflecting critically on this experience forms a part of the assessment. There is also the option of a philosophy teaching placement working with young people in local schools.

    The aims of this programme are:

    • To equip students with an understanding of the value and role of philosophy across a range of practices and subjects. To introduce students to key issues and theories in national and global politics.
    • To offer students a range of courses which provides an appropriate introduction in philosophy and politics, and which may allow them to follow up various strands within both academic disciplines.
    • To provide a supportive and stimulating learning environment which promotes the intellectual and personal development of students.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 10350 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

    Course Content

    Year 1

    • How to Argue: Critical Reasoning, Logic and Rhetoric (30 credits)
    • Introduction to Philosophy (30 credits)
    • Comparative Politics (30 credits)
    • Introducing Politics (30 credits)

    Year 2

    • Philosophical Outlooks (30 credits)
    • Ethics and Politics (30 credits)
    • Politics and Protest in Contemporary Britain (30 credits)
    • Politics and Development in Asia and Africa (30 credits)

    Year 3

    • Self, Mind and Madness (30 credits)
    • International Organisations: Politics and Policy-Making (30 credits)
    • Political Conspiracy and Slander (30 credits)
    • One 30-credit option from a related subject pathway

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    Applicants should have:

    280 UCAS points

    WHICH should include 240 UCAS points gained in a single sitting from at least 2 A2 Levels (excluding General Studies) or A2 equivalent qualification(s)

    PLUS GCSEs in English and maths at grade C or above.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Greenwich.

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