Some of the major issues of our time, such as the cost-of-living crisis, Brexit, the American presidency of Trump, climate change and Covid-19, have not only generated substantial interest in politics, but also prompted reflection on key philosophical concepts such as democracy, freedom, truth and justice. The BA Philosophy and Politics degree at Swansea University enables students to explore fundamental questions about the world around us and the kind of society that we want to live in. This includes what it means to be free, the most desirable form of democracy, the nature of the self and how to live a morally good life.
The BA Philosophy and Politics degree equips you with key intellectual skills that are much sought-after by many employers. These include critical thinking, problem-solving, open-mindedness and effective information-analysis.
With teaching informed by the research expertise of members in our Department of Politics, Philosophy and International Relations, you will study modules at the intersection of philosophy and politics, allowing you to explore the ways that philosophy and politics connect and how they can be combined to understand and overcome the major social challenges that we face.