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Philosophy with Psychology BA (Hons)

Engage with the central questions, arguments theories and texts concerning the world and our place within it, developing rigour and clarity in your thinking and writing, alongside fellow students of the Philosophy major. Learn about the logic behind language and meaning, while studying topics such as ethics, metaphysics and aesthetics. Complement these studies by exploring the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial areas of contemporary scientific psychology.

Courses

In each year of your undergraduate programme, you will study the equivalent of four, 30-credit, courses for your honours degree, plus three non-credit bearing courses for your NCH Diploma.

The courses that run in each academic year are subject to change in line with faculty availability and student demand so there is no guarantee every course will be delivered. For further information, please see here and speak to your admissions contact.

In your first year

Ethics

30 Credits

Study and discuss the works of Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant and Mill… Read More

Early Modern Philosophy

30 Credits

An introduction to European philosophy in the 17th and 18th centuries.… Read More

Logic: Formal & Philosophical

30 Credits

This course introduces students to the language and tools of classical elementary log… Read More

Introduction to Psychology

15 Credits

Explore the study of the human mind and behaviour… Read More

Developmental & Social Psychology

15 Credits

Investigate how people think, feel and behave in social situations… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Critical Reasoning

0 Credits

Studied in Michaelmas term, introduces students to formal and informal logic… Read More

LAUNCH: Introductory Capabilities

0 Credits

LAUNCH provides students with an understanding of the world of work… Read More

In your second year

Epistemology & Philosophy of Science (NCHPH513)

30 Credits

This course investigates questions about knowledge and the justification of beliefs… Read More

Ancient Philosophy (NCHPH530)

30 Credits

The Ancient Philosophy course surveys ancient Greek philosophy from the pre-Socratics… Read More

Metaphysics (NCHPH515)

30 Credits

This course investigates the fundamental nature of reality, beginning with ontology… Read More

Experimental Psychology

15 Credits

Explore how psychological experiments are conducted… Read More

Structure & Function of the Human Brain

15 Credits

The study of the brain from an anatomical and functional perspective… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Science Literacy

0 Credits

Physics, Cosmology, Evolutionary Biology and Neuroscience literacy… Read More

LAUNCH: Applied Capabilities

0 Credits

Advanced Capabilities course runs over students’ final two years at the College… Read More

In your third year

Two courses from:

Advanced Ethics

30 Credits

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Aesthetics

30 Credits

The aesthetic experience and aesthetic objects, their nature and their value… Read More

Kant and Post-Kantian Philosophy (NCHPH659)

30 Credits

In this course we study the critical philosophy of Kant and its legacy.… Read More

Political Philosophy (NCHPH628)

30 Credits

Study themes of huge interest: authority, liberty, democracy, justice, & the market… Read More

Philosophy of Mind & Language (NCHPH633)

30 Credits

Foundational concepts, problems, & theories in the philosophy of mind and language… Read More

Plus:

Philosophy Dissertation

30 Credits

In the final year, each major student writes a 7,000-word philosophy dissertation… Read More

Clinical Psychology

15 Credits

Explore the biological and neuroscientific basis of psychology… Read More

Cognitive Psychology

15 Credits

The Cognitive Psychology course investigates this major sub-discipline in the field.… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Applied Ethics

0 Credits

A series of lectures on major ethical challenges and alternative responses… Read More

LAUNCH: Applied Capabilities

0 Credits

Advanced Capabilities course runs over students’ final two years at the College… Read More

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