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Philosophical questions

beliefs, classics, economics, ethics, law, logic, people, philosophy, politics, society, religion, theology...

Philosophy

"I have absolutely loved studying philosophy here. I am still amazed that I’m able to sit around in tutorials talking about questions like ‘what is time’ and ‘what is a person’ and count it as ‘work’. Studying philosophy here has been the most rigorous training in analytical thinking and logical argument I could imagine. The level of argument we’ve had to operate at is so above anything I have experienced in any other subject... I feel farfrom the kind of airy-fairy impression I had of philosophy before I arrived, it’s more difficult and rewarding than anything else I’ve ever studied and it trains you as a thinker like nothing else."
Philosophy student

Can only be studied as a joint course with:

Classics

"Classics stands at the origin of a vast majority of contemporary European thought, and as such also allows us to examine our own preoccupations and prejudice by looking at how the study of the subject has changed over time."
Classics tutor

Can be studied on its own or with:

Law

"I liked lots of things, but I particularly liked pushing to get to a holistic understanding of an issue and working to make it better in practice."
Law tutor

For those who enjoy languages, there is also an option to spend a year studying Law in another European country.

Theology and Religion

"Theology is a broad and all-encompassing subject. It is for those who want to be challenged, who want to learn how to think and how to write, for those who are willing to sit with a complex question and realise there isn’t just one answer to it, for those willing to look beyond their own perspective."
Theology and Religion tutor

Theology or religion can also be combined with Philosophy or Oriental Studies.

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