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BA (Hons) Philosophy and Sociology with Foundation Year

The Sociology and Philosophy degree gives students the opportunity to analyse and understand the major philosophical and sociological traditions through which we can make sense of the modern world.

The Foundation year prepares students for university level study. Successful completion of our Foundation course permits access to any of our Humanities or Media BA (Hons) degree courses, which include English, English Language, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Media, Philosophy and Religious Studies — many of which can be taken singly as specialist degrees or together as ‘joint’ degree routes. The Foundation year begins with modules aimed at providing transferable study skills and then, in the second semester, gives students the opportunity to study more specialist modules, with a focus on various aspects of Humanities and Media.

The programme offers a supported, stimulating and multicultural environment in which students can engage with concepts and theories within Sociology and Philosophy, and to develop specialised subject vocabularies.

The degree encourages individuals to become digitally literate and intellectually curious, with the capacity to work both independently and as part of a wider team to understand, develop and apply solutions to both theoretical and practical problems.

Students have the opportunity to undertake community placements as part of the course. Such experiences broaden your academic knowledge, deepen your appreciation of civic responsibility and enhance opportunities for employment.

Students will acquire the skills necessary to gather evidence and apply theories to a range of practical issues. Students are encouraged to share knowledge and be enterprising with their ideas.