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Philosophy, Politics & History BA (PPH) with a History major

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.

In your first year

Britain & the Wider World

30 Credits

The history of Britain from the end of the Roman Empire to the 1980s… Read More

Ethics

30 Credits

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

Modern Political Thought

30 Credits

Analyse the central texts in modern political thought… Read More

Plus one of:

Medieval Europe, 1000 – 1300

30 Credits

The middle ages were one of the most dynamic periods in European history. … Read More

From Roman Empire to Medieval Kingdoms

30 Credits

This course looks at the tumultuous transformation of Western Europe from then end of… Read More

16th Century England

30 Credits

This will be a social, political, religious and cultural history of sixteenth-century… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Critical Reasoning: Formal & Informal

0 Credits

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

Critical Reasoning: Scientific Reasoning

0 Credits

An introduction to key methodological ideas in the natural and social sciences… Read More

LAUNCH: Introductory Capabilities

0 Credits

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

In your second year

History, Heritage & Memory

30 Credits

This course introduces students to the history of historical writing… Read More

Modern Philosophy (Advanced)

30 Credits

Study the break with ancient philosophy in the late 17th and early 18th centuries… Read More

Old Powers, New Powers

30 Credits

This course examines the impact of empire on world history… Read More

Plus one of:

The City in American Political Life

30 Credits

This course examines the role played by cities in American political and social life … Read More

A Long Civil Rights Movement?

30 Credits

This course examines black political protests against racial discrimination in the US… Read More

The History of Political Thought

30 Credits

This course will be an exercise in the history of political thought.… Read More

How to Govern Well

30 Credits

This course is an exploration of key writers in the History of Political Thought… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Science Literacy: Physics, Cosmology, Biology

0 Credits

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

Science Literacy: History of Science

0 Credits

Introduction to several key episodes in the history of science… 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

Power & Politics

30 Credits

This course is designed to offer an opportunity for students to consider history… Read More

International Organisations: Global & Local

30 Credits

Has global governance backfired?… Read More

Plus one of:

Heap of Shot or Pot of Treacle?

30 Credits

This course will examine the way in which British society was transformed … Read More

The Crusades

30 Credits

This course will investigate the history of the crusades… Read More

Early Modern History

30 Credits

This course explores early modern history, topics to be covered might involve cross-c… Read More

Plus one of:

Aesthetics

30 Credits

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

Kant to Nietzsche

30 Credits

In this course we study Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason and works of major thinkers.… Read More

Philosophy of Mind & Language

30 Credits

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

Political Philosophy

30 Credits

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

The NCH Diploma

Applied Ethics: Ethics in Public & Profession

0 Credits

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

Applied Ethics: The Good Life

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