Contact the admissions tutor for more module information for this course.
Modules in the first year
Compulsory core modules
Choose one of the following:
- 10 credits - Formal Logic
- 10 credits - Informal Logic
Choose two of the following:
- 10 credits - Ancient Philosophy: Plato and Aristotle
- 10 credits - Epistemology: What and How do We Know?
- 10 credits - Ethics: How Should We Live?
- 10 credits - Moral Problems: An Introduction to Applied Ethics
- 10 credits - Philosophical Traditions
- 10 credits - Philosophy of Science: Methods, Ethics, and Limits of Science
- 20 credits - Problems of Philosophy
- 10 credits - The Philosophy of Religion
Modules in the second year
As a result of enhancements to the University's Joint Honours provision, students in their second and final year may choose either 80, 60 or 40 credits in each subject of their Joint Honours degree (subject to a combined total of 120 credits in each year). The programme requirements set out below are based upon a choice of 60 credits in each subject; the number of optional modules available to you (if any) will therefore vary depending on the precise number of credits you are taking in each subject. The number of credits taken in each subject may also result in a change to your degree title, as detailed in the University's Regulations. Please consult your Programme Director if you have any queries.
Compulsory core modules
You have the opportunity to develop specialised knowledge in areas that you find of greatest interest, such as political theory and analysis, European integration, British politics, American politics, comparative European politics, and political economy.
Choose 40 credits from the following modules:
Philosophy: Choose at least 40 credits from the following list: OR (provided all Year 2 credits in the other Joint Honours subject are being taken at Level I) take 20 credits from the list of optional Level C modules listed above under Stage 1 (not including modules already taken at Stage 1).
- 20 credits - Experience and Reason: Early Modern Philosophy
- 20 credits - Feminist Philosophy
- 20 credits - Logic: Its Limits + Scope
- 20 credits - Paradigms of Belief
- 20 credits - Sex, Ethics & Philosophy
- 20 credits - Speaking of Things
- 20 credits - The Ethics and Politics of Climate Change
- 20 credits - The Ethics of Killing
- 20 credits - The History of Analytic Philosophy
- 20 credits - The Mind-Body Problem
In your third year you will register for the equivalent of 120 credits at the host institution. You will have to undertake and pass the assessment for 60 credits of the modules for which you are registered at the host institution. A Pass is required for progression to the 4th year of the programme. These credits will not contribute to the overall degree classification.
In addition to choosing modules from a wide range of options, students undertake an independent research project on a topic of their own choosing.
If you want to take advantage of a unique opportunity to be supported with a work placement opportunity as part of your final year, this course includes the opportunity to undertake a 'Professional Development' module as part of your optional module choices.
Compulsory core modules
Political Science: Choose 20 credits from the following:
Philosophy: Choose 60 credits from the following list of options or up to 20 credits of Level I Department of Philosophy modules may be taken (see 21.5 above for list of available modules), provided that all 60 Year 3 credits in the other Joint Honours subject are being taken at Level H. This list of c. 25 modules which follows is indicative, but in any given year, only around 15 of these will run in the ordinary way (with lectures, seminars etc.) Most of the rest will be made available as a ‘Special Subject' to students whose Stage 2 marks averaged 60 or better and who elect to take (at most one) of these modules on a more independent basis.
- 20 credits - Global Bioethics
- 20 credits - Nietzche
- 20 credits - Philosophy of Language and the Linguistic Study of Meaning
- 20 credits - Philosophy of Mathematics
- 20 credits - Prejudice Race & Gender
- 20 credits - Reason and Belief: Topics in Epistemology
- 20 credits -The Puzzle of Existence: Why Is there Something Rather Than Nothing?
- 20 credits - Topics in Philosophy of Religion
- 20 credits - Philosophical Project
The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.