BA Ethical and Political Studies

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93% of UWTSD’s Historical & Philosophical Studies students were satisfied with the teaching on their course – NSS 2017.

This degree programme explores a broad range of ethical and political considerations including climate change, the ethics of war, the nature and ethics of political protest, poverty, animal rights, medical ethics, the nature of social relationships and the nature and degree of our obligations to others. 

Key Facts

UCAS Code: D429
Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
3 years full-time, 6 part-time

Tuition Fees for 2018/19:
£9000 (Home/EU students)
£11000 (Overseas students)
Scholarships and Bursaries

Location:
Lampeter
School/Faculty:
Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts
Contact Email:
fhpadmissions@uwtsd.ac.uk
Language Choice:
English  

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The BA Ethical and Political Studies programme is distinct from degrees in political science in that it does not address the workings or structures of political institutions, but rather explores the ideas and theories that underpin them.

It draws upon expertise in ethics, political philosophy, anthropology, history, psychology and religious studies to provide a critical understanding of the ethical and political issues that face the modern world.  

  • Ethics
  • Freedom, Equality & Justice: An Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • An Introduction to Human Rights
  • Sustainable Development in an era of Globalisation
  • Humanitarian Intervention
  • Contemporary Issues in Comparative Politics
  • International Political Economy
  • World Politics
  • The Modern Middle East Religion, Culture and Politics
  • Political Economy of Natural Resources
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • Metaethics
  • Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy
  • Applied Ethics
  • Freedom, Agency & Responsibility
  • Environment, Sustainability and Philosophy
  • Anthropological Perspectives on Power and Politics
  • Activism, Protest and Campaigning for Global Justice
  • Contemporary Issues in Comparative Politics
  • International Political Economy
  • World Politics
  • The Modern Middle East Religion, Culture and Politics
  • Political Economy of Natural Resources
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • Metaethics
  • Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy
  • Applied Ethics
  • Freedom, Agency & Responsibility
  • Environment, Sustainability and Philosophy
  • Anthropological Perspectives on Power and Politics
  • Activism, Protest and Campaigning for Global Justice
  • Opportunities to be part of a development project in Rwanda or Kenya
  • Small class sizes
  • An opportunity for a work placement in a company or organisation that works in the social or ethical sector 
  • A supportive and friendly environment
  • Regular tutorials
  • A multi-disciplinary course

Opportunities to be part of a development project in Rwanda or Kenya. 

The programme is assessed primarily via coursework essays with some presentations and exams.  

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.

To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

  • The Social Sector
  • Law
  • Politics and Civil Service
  • Media and journalism

UK/EU Tuition Fees

Visit our UK/EU Tuition Fees section to find out more.

Overseas Tuition Fees

Visit our Overseas Fees section to find out more.

Bursaries and Scholarships

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.

For any students considering studying BA Ethical and Political Studies at UWTSD it is worthwhile attending a Visit Day or Open Day. You can take a tour of the Lampeter campus, meet some students, and question the lecturers to get a comprehensive understanding of the university and its teaching. To find out more about forthcoming dates visit the Open Day and Visit Day pages.