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

Ethics

30 Credits

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

Logic: Formal & Philosophical

30 Credits

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

Modern Political Thought

30 Credits

Analyse the central texts in modern political thought… Read More

Britain & the Wider World

30 Credits

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

Modern Philosophy

30 Credits

This course focuses on the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries… Read More

And one of:

Ancient Philosophy

20 Credits

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

Metaphysics

30 Credits

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

Plus:

Old Powers, New Powers

30 Credits

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

History, Heritage & Memory

30 Credits

This course introduces students to the history of historical writing… 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: Introductory Capabilities

0 Credits

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

In your third year

Dissertation (Philosophy)

30 Credits

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

And one of:

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 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

Plus:

International Organisations: Global & Local

30 Credits

Has global governance backfired?… Read More

Power and Politics (Minors)

30 Credits

Investigate a series of conceptual issues and apply these to case studies… 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