Philosophy and International Relations (BA (Hons))

University of Reading the United Kingdom

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BA (Hons)

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3 Years

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About Philosophy and International Relations at University of Reading

Combine the study of philosophy with international relations and develop a deeper understanding of the world we live in.

Studying philosophy at the University of Reading will equip you with the ability to think logically, to evaluate arguments critically, and to challenge your own ideas and those of other people. We will give you an understanding of the central principles, concepts, problems, texts and figures of philosophy. You will be taught by leading experts whose research strengths lie especially in moral philosophy and the philosophy of the mind and language. You will also have the chance to study non-Western philosophies, especially Indian philosophy.

Your first year will introduce you to the general skills required for all philosophy. In your second and final year you will have the opportunity to explore your chosen topics in more depth, with modules such as "Moral philosophy", "Contemporary political philosophy" and the "Philosophy of law".

Studying international relations will give you a strong grounding in fundamental elements of the subject, such as political ideas and international relations theory. You will have the opportunity to learn about international relations both in breadth and in depth, through a range of specialist core and optional modules, which cover topical issues such as European political integration, international terrorism and the Middle East crisis.

You will be taught in small interactive seminar groups, in which discussion and debate with teaching staff and fellow students is encouraged. You will have the opportunity to undertake work placements and study abroad in your second or final year.

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  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Subject to the Government passing legislation to raise the minimum fee cap, we will raise undergraduate tuition fees from £9,000 to £9,250 for new UK/EU students applying to start courses in the 2017/18 academic year. You will not be affected by this rise if you have deferred entry to the 2017/18 academic year. The Government will confirm future arrangements for EU students in due course.

Entry requirements

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0, with no component below 6.0

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