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Philosophy and Politics

Philosophy explores our existence using critical thinking and argument. If students find themselves thinking about life’s big issues and questions, philosophy could be for them.
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).

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Key Facts

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Degree

(MA(Hons)) Philosophy and Politics

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Degree Duration

5 Years :

1 Year Pathway + 4 Year Degree

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Pathways Available

International Year Zero

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Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

Politics confronts the big issues that affect societies the world over. Students get an overview of the British political system as well as examining, some of the most complex problems faced by humanity and the ideas that underpin them. The MA degree means students study Politics alongside other subjects from History to Geography, languages to Psychology. At Levels 3 and 4 students will be able to specialise.

Our current teaching includes optional modules on Russian, Irish, and Middle Eastern politics, nations and nationalism, political theories, and human rights and humanitarian intervention. Topics such as illegal drugs, gender and sexuality, environmental sustainability, and surveillance are also covered.

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Important
  • This course is 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.