Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

You will be studying at two top'ranking departments with outstanding research records. The curriculum is advanced and reflects the most recent research in the two disciplines. You will have the opportunity to access key philosophical ideas and debates that will enhance all your studies. Study in a warm, engaging environment with student'friendly academic and administrative staff, supported by a Personal Adviser who will guide you through your choice of course units, examinations and will advise you on your progress.

Course Modules

Politics Year 1: introduction to politics and government; introduction to international relations; classic and contemporary readings in politics and international relations; introduction to research methods in politics and international relations. Year 2: European integration since 1945; comparative political institutions; democracy in Britain; contemporary political theory; the politics of migration and ethnicity; modern political thought. Year 3: issues in contemporary Europe; political sociology; the politics of the internet and the information society; the politics of modern Germany; radical political theory; the politics of toleration; social justice: from theory to practice; comparative democracy and elections; issues in democratic theory; young people's politics; advanced seminar in British politics; advanced seminar in British politics 1; advanced seminar on British politics 2. Philosophy Year 1: introduction to ancient philosophy; introduction to modern philosophy; epistemology and metaphysics; introduction to aesthetics and morals; mind and consciousness; introduction to logic. Year 2: introduction to European philosophy 1 (from Kant to Hegel); mind and world; introduction to European philosophy 2 (the critique of idealism); philosophy and the arts; practical ethics; scepticism; philosophy of psychology; modern French philosophy; philosophy of religion; body and soul in ancient philosophy; the good life; modern political thought; contemporary political theory. Year 3: modern European philosophy 1 (from Husserl to Heidegger); modern European philosophy 2 (poststructuralism and its critics); recovering reality; philosophy and the arts; practical ethics; scepticism; philosophy of psychology; modern French philosophy; philosophy of religion; body and soul in ancient philosophy; the good life; literature and philosophy; key thinkers; radical political theory; the politics of toleration; social justice: from theory to practice; issues in democratic theory.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBBC
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher

Key Course Information

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93% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 84%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 84%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 68%

£22,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 40
Studying 45
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

14% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 50%

Total Coursework: 47%

Total Practical: 3%

£4,300 - £5,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation