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University of Southampton

Philosophy, Politics and Economics with Year Abroad

UCAS Code: V5L2
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time, abroad 2018
Ucas points guide

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Politics
  • Philosophy
  • Economics
Student score
77% LOW
89% HIGH
77% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
100% HIGH
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£21k HIGH
£18k MED
£24.8k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A,A,B-A,B,B

Further Details- Typical offer: AAB - ABB including Grade B in AS Level Maths. Grade B in Physics or Statistics A Level can substitute for Grade B in AS Level Mathematics. Where AS Level Maths is not available for study, a B grade in A Level Mathematics is required. Where an applicant has already achieved Grade C in AS Level Maths but is taking Maths to A Level, we will require Grade B to be achieved in Maths A Level. EPQ offer: ABB - BBB with Grade B in AS level Maths and Grade A in the EPQ Contextual offer: ABB - BBB with B in AS level Maths General Studies is excluded for entry.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34-32

Typical offer: Pass, with overall score of 34-32 points, 17-16 at Higher Level; and 5 points in Standard Level Maths or 6 points in Higher Level Maths (we do not accept Maths Studies). International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP): The University of Southampton accepts the IBCP for entry to their degree programmes, recognising the value of combining academic skills with practical skills, providing a solid preparation for university level work. Offers will be made on the individual components of the IBCP. Applicants not taking the full IBCP but presenting with a combination of a Level 3 vocational qualification and IB Certificates may still be considered. Applicants are advised to contact the Faculty of Humanities Admissions Team at UGapply.FH@southampton.ac.uk for more information.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Our BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics provides you with an excellent and rigorous education, exploring fundamental and far-reaching issues concerning human welfare and social justice, political ideals and economic realities. Many of today's leading politicians and public figures studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. This classic combined degree brings together subjects key to understanding the ethical, social and economic complexities of public life and offers you the chance to explore fundamental and far-reaching issues concerning human welfare and social justice, political ideals and economic realities. We are first in the Russell Group for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2016), and ranked eighth in the UK according to The Guardian University Guide 2016 . We offer a high number of contact hours with teaching conducted in small groups. Our research-led teaching is delivered by recognised world experts on contemporary philosophy and the history of the subject, and we achieved the seventh highest score in the UK for published work (REF 2014). We also offer many opportunities to take modules outside your main degree subjects and to study abroad.

Modules

Ethics; Knowledge and mind; Freedom and responsibility; Philosophy of religion; Early Greek philosophy; Philosophy of art; Existentialism; Political philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral philosophy; Philosophy of mind; Philosophy of language; Epistemology; Applied ethics; Philosophy of fiction; Gender, philosophy and feminism; Philosophy of science; Environmental ethics; Happiness and wellbeing; Philosophy of mathematics; Philosophy of sex; Philosophy of emotion; Philosophy of film; Kant; Nietzsche; Kierkegaard; Heidegger; Wittgenstein; Foundations of Microeconomics; Principles of Microeconomics; Intro to Maths for Economics; Mathematics for Economics.

University of Southampton

The campus

The University of Southampton is a place of transformation. Through education and research, innovation and enterprise, we unlock creative potential and provide opportunities that transform the lives of our students, our community, society and the economy. Did you know...Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, is Chair of Computer Science here.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 83%
Student score 77% LOW
Able to access IT resources

77%

Staff made the subject interesting

78%

Library resources are satisfactory

80%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

83%

Staff value students' opinions

75%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
40% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
342 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £21k HIGH
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The numbers of people taking politics degrees fell sharply last year and we'll keep an eye on this one - it can't really be because of graduates getting poor outcomes as politics grads do about as well as graduates on average. Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Jobs in local and central government are also important. Other popular jobs include marketing and PR, youth and community work, finance roles, HR and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Because so many graduates get jobs in the civil service, a lot of graduates find themselves in London after graduating. Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in five politics graduates go on to take another course - usually a one-year Masters - after they finish their degrees.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

76%

Feedback on work has been helpful

77%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Staff value students' opinions

84%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
46% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
347 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
97% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

7%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Although there aren't a lot of jobs around for professional philosophers, philosophy degrees are a relatively popular option, with more than 2,000 students graduating in a philosophy-related subject in 2015 - a little down on previous years, but still healthy. Nearly a quarter of philosophy graduates take a postgraduate qualification, and it's a relatively common subject at both Masters and doctorate level — so if you think academic life might be for you, think ahead about how you might fund further study. For those who go into work, philosophy grads tend to go into teaching, accountancy, consulting, journalism, PR, housing, marketing, human resources and the arts while a few go into the computer industry every year, where their logical training is highly rated.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 82%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

70%

Library resources are satisfactory

81%

Feedback on work has been helpful

61%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Staff value students' opinions

80%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
26% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
33% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
374 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £24.8k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

20%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

17%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.
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