The integrated course of Politics and Philosophy will provide students with an engagement with the most significant traditions within the subjects with an emphasis on critical thinking and the analysis of texts.
The areas are cognate in that many aspects of Politics and Public Policy rely upon normative justifications and defences that have been one of the principal objectives of philosophical study.
The first year of study provides a comprehensive introduction to critical thinking and philosophy, through key philosophical texts and an introduction to both British and international politics and the key methodological approaches to them.
In your second year you look at key traditions in moral philosophy and get the chance to assess your own moral intuitions and concepts and are introduced to the major ideological traditions within Politics.
In the third year of the course you can choose from modules like "Freedom, Recognition and Authenticity"; "Philosophy of Mind"; "Self and Other" in philosophy; in politics the key thinkers in political theory are examined and a choice of area study topics are provided.
Comment from our External Examiner on provision:
"The curriculum is very well designed with material which meets the requirements of philosophical rigour and contemporary relevance. It is suitably orientated to cater for the interests of the students on the joint honours program. As in previous years it is evident that significant and sustained attention has been devoted to thinking about how to teach content in a way which encourages student engagement".
“My time at Wolverhampton University as a student was a most constructive and enjoyable one both from an academic point of view, but also from a social and cultural perspective. Academically the module offered me a first-class education delivered by very competent and dedicated lecturers”
(2008 graduate of Politics now a PhD student).
“My philosophical education has nurtured my cognitive powers to levels of intensity and endurance I would never have thought myself capable of. Also, the enthusiasm of the lecturers has played an integral part in my coming to appreciate that the journey to new ways of seeing the world is as pleasurable as the destination itself.”
Andres Del Cisne (Graduate 09)
Politics and Philosophy graduates have gone on to pursue a variety of careers in the public and private sector. Several now work in journalism; others are employed as teachers and lecturers, while some have opted for postgraduate study at prestigious institutions throughout the world. Careers in local government, IT, media and campaigning are also pursued.
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
|Part time #||£2,780|
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 321137
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study