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BAEconomics and Philosophy

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

A Philosophy and Economics degree at Southampton provides you with an excellent and rigorous education exploring human welfare and social justice, political ideals and economic realities. Your time there will be rich, stimulating and enjoyable, and you will graduate as an independently-minded, confident individual with the skills required for a successful career.

This flexible programme allows you to design your own path of study by choosing from a wide and varied selection of modules ranging from Existentialism to The Ethics of Belief, from Econometrics to International Trade.

The university also offers the chance to explore topics in other subject areas, whether in the Humanities, the Social Sciences, or the Sciences, which will both broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding.

You will have the opportunity to spend a semester, a year or a summer at one of our international partner universities in Asia, Europe, and the Americas to experience a new culture.

For more information about Philosophy at Southampton go to www.soton.ac.uk/philosophy

For more information about Economics at Southampton go to www.southampton.ac.uk/economics

Programme structure

You can choose between a number of ‘pathways’ through the degree, to reflect your background and interests.

Module choices in year one are dependent on whether you have studied economics at A level. Eight modules are studied each year, with four in each semester. During year three you will study a dissertation, equivalent to two modules, which is a piece of independent research on a topic of your choice spread over both semesters.

You may also combine single Honours Economics with a minor subject. You apply for the BSc. Economics programme and only have to decide if you want to do a minor once you arrive. You can drop the minor subject at any time. The minor consists of five modules from a particular structured pathway. Usually the minor begins in the second semester of first year. The degree title becomes BSc. Economics with (insert name of minor).

Minors will be offered in:
American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Creative Writing, Criminology, Demography, Education, English Literature, Film Studies, Geography, History, International Relations, Jewish History and Culture, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Music, Politics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology and Sustainability.

Career opportunities

What can you do with a Philosophy and Economics degree? Almost anything! That’s because Philosophy and Economics teach you not what to think, but how to think. This is, as a Times report on Philosophy put it, “the ultimate transferable work skill”.

Students have gone on to succeed in a dazzling range of careers, including business, law, medicine, journalism, teaching, IT, the civil service, advertising, film and television, and finance.

During your degree you will learn skills such as:

Critical thinking
Analysis
Clear oral and written communication
Mental agility
The ability to appreciate different points of view
Working in groups


Career skills are embedded throughout every stage of the course and are developed at every moment of study. Certain modules offer specific teaching in reasoning and communications skills. In addition, there are work experience opportunities to help you understand how your transferable skills apply in the workplace.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States