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Philosophy and Modern Languages

Studying philosophy with a modern language introduces you to some of the most important approaches to understanding language, literature and ideas.

Much of philosophy is concerned with nuances of meaning, understanding, interpretation and grammar, and many important philosophical texts which were not originally written in English have lost some of their intended meaning in translation.

Studying philosophy alongside a modern language gives you a broader perspective on the philosophical views you encounter, as well as giving you a greater understanding of the literature, philosophical thought and society of the country or countries whose language you study.

This degree takes four years to complete, since you will spend your third year abroad: see the main Modern Languages page for details.

Further information about admissions and Philosophy at St Peter’s is available here. We aim to admit one or two students for this course every year.