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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Economics and Philosophy

Programme code:BA-ECON&PHILUCAS code:VL51
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Jonathan Topham Contact address:J.R.Topham@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

AAB at A-level, plus A in GCSE Mathematics.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- enable students to work across more than one discipline by providing the flexibility to study three disciplines at level one;
- allow the study of two disciplines to the same depth as any single honours student but with less breadth in each discipline;
- provide a basis for further advanced study in either of the disciplines or in a cognate interdisciplinary area.

General
- The distinctiveness, appeal and strength of University of Leeds joint honours programmes lie in the unusual combination of depth, breadth and flexibility which they offer, as well as in the exceptional range of degree combinations available.
- They permit students to study two disciplines, in depth and to degree level while acquiring a broader range of skills than is typically possible within a single honours degree.
- They are emphatically joint honours programmes, rather than integrated programmes: students can therefore make the links they choose from the wide choice of optional modules available within each discipline. Within certain parameters, they thus effectively make connections and devise pathways according to their own preferences, rather than being faced with a prescribed combination of modules chosen for them by others.
- The students must acquire the flexibility of mind and variety of learning techniques needed to switch between the two disciplines.
- A further element of distinctiveness is the flexibility of the programme structure, which allows joint honours students to change direction more easily, and more radically, than single honours students.
- Many of these programmes also allow the opportunity to undertake a work placement, field work or study abroad.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 125 credits.

Students must pass 100 credits and all core modules as identified in the programme.

In level 1, students are required to pass a minimum of 40 credits in each of their two main subjects. The further 40 credits may consist of elective modules in a third subject or may consist of further modules in one or both main subjects.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS1295Economics and Global History10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1950Economic Theory and Applications 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PHIL1250How to Think Clearly and Argue Well20 creditsSemester 1
PRHS1025Introduction to Academic Skills5 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates must take 10-30 credits from the following modules.
Candidates with A level Maths with Statistics should only take LUBS 1280.
Candidates with A level Maths with Mechanics should take both LUBS 1270 and LUBS 1280.
Candidates with a GCSE in Maths but not an A level should take all three modules.

LUBS1260Mathematics for Economics and Business 110 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1270Statistics for Economics and Business 110 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1280Mathematical Economics10 creditsSemester 2

Candidates must take at least one of the following modules:

PHIL1080The Good, the Bad, the Right, the Wrong20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1090Knowledge, Self and Reality20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1120Great Philosophical Thinkers20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates may spend some or all of their discovery credits on the following optional modules:

HPSC1015Magic, Science and Religion10 creditsSemester 2
HPSC1030History of Psychology10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC1045Introduction to the History of Science10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC1070Living with Technology10 creditsSemester 2
HPSC1080History of Modern Medicine10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1005The Mind10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1007Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion10 creditsSemester 1
PHIL1109How Science Works10 creditsSemester 2

Candidates may choose to take the following optional module:

LUBS1290Economic Controversies10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may use their remaining credits to study discovery modules in a third subject, or pursue additional study in the two named subjects.


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 120 credits in Level 2.

Over levels 2 and 3 combined students must pass:
Economics: a minimum of 100 credits (at least 40 credits at Level 2 and at least 60 credits at Level 3)
Philosophy: a minimum of 100 credits (at least 40 credits at Level 2 and at least 40 credits at Level 3)
In addition students must take a further 40 credits of Discovery Modules or further optional modules in the named subjects.

In order to be eligible for an honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3). Students must pass at least 100 credits at Level 2 and all core modules to proceed to the next level of the programme.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS2140Intermediate Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2570Introduction to Econometrics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2610Intermediate Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study at least 20 credits from the following optional modules:

HECN2010Introduction to Health Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2040Theories of Growth, Value and Distribution10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2050Industrial Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2230Mathematics for Business and Economics 2
Pre-requisite for: LUBS3005; LUBS3505; LUBS3525
10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2280Macroeconomic Policy and Performance in Britain10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2300Explanation in Economics10 creditsNot running in 201718
LUBS2400The International Economic Environment10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2420Business Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2590Labour Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2665Economics of Innovation10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2670Statistics for Business and Economics 210 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2675How to be a Successful Policy Economist10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2680Ethics and Economics10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2010Transport Economics10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2030Project Appraisal10 creditsSemester 2

If students are interested in studying Economics at postgraduate level, BA students are recommended to choose LUBS2230 and LUBS2670 which are often seen as pre-requisites for entry to postgraduate courses in Economics at leading UK Universities.

Candidates are required to study at least 40 credits in Philosophy at Level 2, which must include at least one of the following modules:

PHIL2121Introduction to the Philosophy of Language
Pre-requisite for: PHIL3121, PHIL3123
20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2122Formal Logic
Pre-requisite for: PHIL3121, PHIL3123
20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2402Topics in Epistemology: Theory and Evidence20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2422Topics in Epistemology: Knowledge and Justification20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2542Introduction to Metaphysics20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates may select further credits from the following modules:

PHIL2221Ancient Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2232History of Modern Philosophy: Locke and Berkeley20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2295Ethics of Life and Death10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2321Political Philosophy20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2322Moral Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2532Philosophy of Religion20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2600Philosophical Issues in Biology20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2611How Biology Works10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2999Philosophy Students into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

PHIL2600 and PHIL2611 are mutually exclusive.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of Discovery modules over both Level 2 and 3 or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.


Year 3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Over levels 2 and 3 combined students must pass:

Economics: a minimum of 100 credits (at least 40 credits at Level 2 and at least 60 credits at Level 3)
Philosophy: a minimum of 100 credits (at least 40 credits at Level 2 and at least 40 credits at Level 3)
In addition students must take a further 40 credits of Discovery Modules or further optional modules in the named subjects.

In order to be eligible for an honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3). Students must pass at least 100 credits at Level 3 and all core modules to proceed to gain the degree.

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study at least 20cr and no more than 60cr from the following modules:

LUBS3301Economics Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PRHS3000Independent Research Project in Philosophy, Religion or History of Science40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PRHS3001Integrated Research Project in Philosophy, Religion or History of Science40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PRHS3700External Placement: Beyond the University40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates are required to select at least sufficient credits from the following modules to fulfil the programme requirements:

HECN3010Introduction to the Economic Evaluation of Health10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3005Advanced Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3010International Trade10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3011Contemporary Issues in Economic Growth10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3150International Banking and Finance10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3250Transnational Corporations in the World Economy10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3330Economic Development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3340Economics of Famines20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3365Environmental Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3370Applied Econometrics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3375Behavioural Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3430Modern Theories of Money and Monetary Policy10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3435Public Enterprise and Regulation10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3505Advanced Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3560Global Economic Coordination and Governance10 creditsNot running in 201718
LUBS3570Current Topics in European Integration10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3785The Economics of Unions10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3925The Political Economy of Work10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3930Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PHIL3111Schopenhauer and Nietzsche20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3123Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3320Philosophy of Biology20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3321Metaethics20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3322Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3421Philosophy of Mind20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3424Advanced Topics in Knowledge, Mind and Action20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3522The Structure of Reality20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3690Medieval Philosophy20 creditsNot running in 201718
PHIL3700Feminist Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3723War, Terror and Justice20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3851Introduction to Philosophy of Modern Physics10 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3852Philosophy of Modern Physics20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3855Philosophical Issues in Technology20 creditsSemester 2
PRHS3100Existentialism and Phenomenology20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3390Philosophy and the Spiritual Life20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of Discovery modules over both Level 2 and 3 or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.

Last updated: 08/05/2017

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