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BA Philosophy Part II Modules

Please note that the availability of modules varies from year to year. For currently available modules, please check the 2015-2016 Part II handbook.

2nd year core options

Students are required to take 240 credits altogether in Part II, at least 180 credits of which must be in their major subject.  Usually this will be divided evenly across years two and three.


In the second year, 90 credits must be made up from the core list in the Part II Courses booklet (30 credits per full-unit module, 15 credits per half-unit module).  The remaining 30 credits can be made up from modules freely chosen from all second year modules in PPR.

  • PPR.201: History of Philosophy
  • PPR.202: Ethics: Theory and Practice
  • PPR.204: Philosophy of Mind
  • PPR.210: Philosophy of Science
  • PPR.211: Philosophical Questions in the Study of Politics and Economics
  • PPR.212: Metaphysics
  • PPR.213: Epistemology
  • PPR.220: Modern Political Thought
  • PPR.243: Constructing Ethics: Christianity and Islam
  • PPR.244: Western Philosophy and Religious Thought

3rd year core options

In the third year, there is the option (but not requirement) to take a dissertation unit – 30 credits. There is also the option of taking up to 30 credits worth of modules from the second year core list in third year.
In the third year the 120 credits will be composed by following one of the following options:


(1)          Six half-unit modules (15 credits each) chosen from the third year core list, plus two half-unit modules that may be freely chosen from across the range of third year modules in PPR.


(2)          Either Four half-unit modules (15 credits each) chosen from the third year core list, plus two half-unit modules that may be freely chosen from across the range of third year modules in PPR, plus 30 credits worth of modules from the second year core list; or five half-unit modules (15 credits each) chosen from the third year core list, plus two half-unit modules that may be freely chosen from across the range of third year modules in PPR, plus one half-unit module from the second year core list.


(3)          A dissertation unit, plus 4 half-unit modules chosen from the third year core list, plus two half-unit modules that may be freely chosen from across the range of third year modules in PPR.


(4)          A dissertation unit, plus two half-unit modules that may be freely chosen from across the range of third year modules in PPR, plus either (i) 30 credits worth of modules chosen from the second year core list, plus 2 half-unit modules from the third year list; or (ii) one half-unit module from the second year core list, plus 3 half-unit modules from the third year list.

Full PPR module list.

For more details of specific course requirements please see the 2015-2016 Part II handbook.

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