Philosophy and Politics

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

UK & EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 2,000 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1 17% 0% 83%
Y2 17% 0% 83%
Final 15% 0% 85%
Y1 58% 0% 42%
Y2 38% 8% 57%
Final 30% 2% 68%

About the course

Students on the BA Philosophy and Politics programme study in what we call the ‘the Hull way’. You don't just receive ideas and instruction: you learn how to engage, to debate, to influence and to lead. World-leading experts in both of these complementary disciplines teach this unique combined honours course, working together to make the programme more integrated than similar courses elsewhere run. Studying philosophy and politics together teaches you to think about matters of fundamental importance from a wider perspective.

We offer the largest integrated Westminster placement scheme in the UK, with unmatched access to MPs. You can secure three months' work experience in the House of Commons, or you could spend the first three months of your final year studying at a university in Europe, the USA or Hong Kong, giving your studies an international context. The course offers small-group tutorials and one-on-one supervision unmatched by the vast majority of UK courses. You can also role-play international crises and go on trips to the heart of European politics in Brussels.

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

This joint course helps to prepare you for a variety of careers including working with political parties, think tanks, the Civil Service, human rights work, lobbying, international organisations, charity work, teaching, journalism and public relations. You can also choose to go on to further study.

We like to keep in touch with graduates via our Graduates' Association. Members are notified of interesting news and events in the political arena and receive an annual copy of the Graduate Directory – an excellent networking tool, particularly in the early stages of your career.

The University provides comprehensive help from our dedicated Careers Advice Centre. The centre offers competitive internships, mock interviews with trained advisers and CV workshops. It's open to all students, and services remain available to graduates whenever they're required.