Examine key ideas about what it means to be human, and the events and developments which have shaped humanity’s world. This course is for those who want to ask deep questions about what it means to be human, to explore other people’s answers to those questions, and the ways that they’ve shaped actions and society in particular times and places.
Our Philosophy courses are ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2023.
Our students don’t just study what others have said, or learn names and dates – they are philosophers and historians, investigating and interpreting evidence and ideas for themselves, in order to understand individual, social and cultural identities. Working closely with subject experts as you develop deep knowledge in your field, you’ll gain highly desirable skills in investigative, analytical research and communication.
You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials and student-led sessions, supported by digital technologies. Small group discussions allow you to connect with expert tutors and other students, with excellent environments for learning and strong group identity. You’ll choose modules to explore your interests and shape your own studies.
You’ll gain hands-on experience with historical documentation and artefacts, as well as closely examining texts and ideas – helping you to build essential skills for work within and beyond university. You’re able to specialise in British, European, American and Soviet history, as well as in philosophies from Ancient Greece to the digital age, allowing you to shape your studies in ways which match your interests.