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Philosophy and International Relations

Philosophy explores our existence using critical thinking and argument. We specialise in continental (European) philosophy and teach key texts from the European tradition.

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Degree

(MA(Hons)) Philosophy and International Relations

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Degree Duration

5 Years :

1 Year Pathway + 4 Years Degree

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Pathways Available

International Year Zero

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Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

At Levels 1 and 2 students will receive a grounding in ancient and modern philosophy and be introduced to fundamental ideas concerning ethics, epistemology (the nature of knowledge) and metaphysics (the nature of reality). Students then specialise in Levels 3 and 4 in areas that suit their own interests.

Conflict, cooperation, and the increased significance of non-state actors are all hallmarks of the world today. By studying International Relations students will develop skills and tools to make sense of these complex interrelationships. The MA degree means students will study Politics alongside other subjects from History to Geography, languages to Psychology. At Levels 3 and 4 students will be able to specialise.

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Important
  • This course will be taught by the Dundee School of Humanities

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.