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School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Politics and Philosophy

BA (Hons) Part-time 6 years, Full-time 3 years

Politics and Philosophy presents to us the major preoccupations of human existence; what is the good life? How can we judge between right and wrong? For some traditions in philosophy the civic life or the life of the state was the way to operationalize the good life and to develop fully human potential.

Politics and Philosophy presents to us the major preoccupations of human existence; what is the good life? How can we judge between right and wrong? For some traditions in philosophy the civic life or the life of the state was the way to operationalize the good life and to develop fully human potential.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code LV25
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Why choose this course?

Politics and Philosophy presents to us the major preoccupations of human existence; what is the good life? How can we judge between right and wrong? For some traditions in philosophy the civic life or the life of the state was the way to operationalize the good life and to develop fully human potential. Therefore, the two subjects overlap and interconnect well in their consideration of how people should live and how they can come together as citizens.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Politics and Philosophy graduates have gone on to pursue a variety of careers in the public and private sector. Several now work in journalism; others are employed as teachers and lecturers, while some have opted for postgraduate study at prestigious institutions throughout the world. Careers in local government, IT, media and campaigning are also pursued.

 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Members of the Philosophy and Politics subject teams are active researchers and have published widely. This research underpins the curriculum and ensures an engagement with current developments in the disciplines.

You will learn to apply philosophical skills and techniques to practical reasoning in an imaginative way.

Both subjects are in the School of Law, Social Sciences and communications which have a strong tradition of pastoral support and counselling relating to academic skills.

Internationally renowned philosophers are invited under the Royal Institute of Philosophy public lecture series to deliver lectures.
Comment from our External Examiner on provision:

For Philosophy:

"The curriculum is very well designed with material which meets the requirements of philosophical rigour and contemporary relevance. It is suitably orientated to cater for the interests of the students on the joint honours program. As in previous years it is evident that significant and sustained attention has been devoted to thinking about how to teach content in a way which encourages student engagement".

 Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  1. Organise (materials, time-frames, formats, etc.) and gather information from a variety of sources.
  2. Employ a range of written, oral and digital resources in the research, articulation and presentation of scholarly and academic work;
  3. Demonstrate a familiarity with specialised subject vocabularies, drawing connections between ideas, concepts, arguments and theories within Politics and Philosophy;
  4. Display a critical self-awareness and openness to reasoned dialogue with others in a multi-cultural and international context whilst learning to act independently;
  5. Demonstrate key employment skills (eg. self-management, IT, digital literacy, enterprise, working in groups);
  6. Appreciate the historical development of the major traditions in Politics and Philosophy.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

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Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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