Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2018. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules after that date; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
We offer a thorough grounding in mainly mainstream western philosophy, with compulsory modules introducing you to philosophical problems aimed at providing you with the skills you need to study philosophy.
You will also take a Widening Horizons Module from outside of the Department and choose 60 credits from a wide range of optional modules.
- Problems of Philosophy (20 credits)
- Reasoning (10)
- Logic (10)
- Widening Horizons module (20)
See our first year module descriptions
In second year, no modules are compulsory so you have freedom to pursue the topics and questions that inspire you most. You will take six 20-credit modules of your choice. The range of modules on offer may differ a little from year to year, but those detailed below have been available in recent years.
See our second year module descriptions
You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year.
Find out more.
The modules on offer at this level are informed by lecturers’ research interests to a greater degree than before and students should begin to get a real feel for philosophy at the cutting-edge. In addition to five optional modules, BA Philosophy students undertake independent research of their own and, with help from a supervisor, write a dissertation on a topic of their own choosing.
- Philosophical Project (20 or 40)
See our final year module descriptions