Ethical and Political Studies, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

University of Wales Trinity Saint David the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 14900 per year

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About Ethical and Political Studies at University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Course Overview

The BA Ethical and Political Studies programme is distinct from degrees in political science in that it does not address the workings or structures of political institutions, but rather explores the ideas and theories that underpin them.

It draws upon expertise in ethics, political philosophy, anthropology, history, psychology and religious studies to provide a critical understanding of the ethical and political issues that face the modern world.

Key Features

  • Opportunities to be part of a development project in Rwanda or Kenya
  • Small class sizes
  • An opportunity for a work placement in a company or organisation that works in the social or ethical sector
  • A supportive and friendly environment
  • Regular tutorials
  • A multi-disciplinary course

Opportunities to be part of a development project in Rwanda or Kenya.


  • Ethics and Global Justice
  • Freedom, Equality and Justice: An Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • The Ethics and Politics of Law
  • Sustainable Development in an era of Globalisation
  • Protest, Activism and Resistance
  • Interactions with the Environment
  • Peoples, Worlds, Lives and Livelihoods
  • Contemporary Social & Political Philosophy
  • Media and Consumer Psychology
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Material Worlds: Approaches to Economic Relations
  • Political Anthropology: approaches to power
  • Religion and Politics
  • Terrorism
  • Medical Ethics
  • History and Theory of Genocide

Course Tutor(s)

  • Dr Emma-Jayne Abbots
  • Luci Attala
  • Andy Bevan
  • Dr Rebekah Humphreys
  • Dr Sarah Lewis
  • Dr Tristan Nash
  • Prof Melanie Williams


The programme is assessed primarily via coursework essays with some presentations and exams.

Career Opportunities

  • The Social Sector
  • Law
  • Politics and Civil Service
  • Media and journalism

Further Information

For any students considering studying BA Ethical and Political Studies at UWTSD it is worthwhile attending a Visit Day or Open Day. You can take a tour of the Lampeter campus, meet some students, and question the lecturers to get a comprehensive understanding of the university and its teaching. To find out more about forthcoming dates visit the Open Day and Visit Day pages.

Related Courses

  • BA Philosophy and Anthropology
  • BA Philosophy
  • BA Anthropology
  • BA Philosophy with Applied Psychology
  • BA Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU: £9,000

International: £14,900

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our Student Finance pages.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's Bursaries and Scholarships page

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14900 per year

Entry requirements

Entry Criteria

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

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