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:
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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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.
No work experience is required.
"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."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
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