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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Philosophy and History and Philosophy of Science

Programme code:BA-HPSC&PHILUCAS code:VVD5
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Victor Dura-Vila Contact address:v.dura-vila@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

AAB at A-level.

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:

QAA Philosophy Benchmark Statement

For HPS Degree: QAA History Benchmark Statements, plus Supplement for History of Science, Technology and Medicine available at
http:/www.prs-ltsn.leeds.ac.uk/hist_science/index.html#bench

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.
- 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.
- This programme also allows the opportunity to undertake a work placement, field work or study abroad.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

HPSC1015Magic, Science and Religion10 creditsSemester 2
HPSC1046Introduction to the History of Science10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC1050Darwin, Germs and the Bomb10 creditsSemester 1
PHIL1109How Science Works10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1250How to Think Clearly and Argue Well20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

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 are required to take at least 20 credits from the following list of optional modules:

HPSC1030History of Psychology10 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

Discovery modules:

Candidates may take up to 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

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

Over levels 2 and 3 taken combined students must pass:
- Philosophy: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- History and Philosophy of Science: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- Plus 40 credits in the named subjects and used to ensure that credits at the appropriate level for award are taken.
- Plus 40 credits in elective modules or further 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.


Optional modules:

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
PHIL2405Introduction to Epistemology20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2542Introduction to Metaphysics20 creditsSemester 2

PHIL2611 and PHIL2600 are mutually exclusive.

Candidates may select further credits from the following modules:

CSER2207Students Into Schools (Arts Humanities and Culture)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PHIL2212History of Modern Philosophy: Leibniz and Hume20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2221Ancient Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2232History of Modern Philosophy: Locke and Berkeley20 creditsNot running in 202021
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 creditsNot running in 202021
PRHS2333Thinking About Race10 creditsSemester 2
PRHS2451Augustine of Hippo: A Key Thinker in Philosophy and Theology20 creditsSemester 1

PHIL2611 and PHIL2600 are mutually exclusive.

Candidates will be required to study at least 40 credits from the following optional modules:

HPSC2150History of Science in 10 Objects20 creditsSemester 1
HPSC2307Science, Culture and Society in the Industrial Age20 creditsNot running in 202021
HPSC2400History of Psychiatry and Mental Illness20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2405Introduction to Epistemology20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2600Philosophical Issues in Biology20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2611How Biology Works10 creditsSemester 2
PRHS2450A Key Thinker in Philosophy of Religion: In Dialogue20 creditsNot running in 202021

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.


Year3 - View timetable

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

Over levels 2 and 3 taken combined students must pass:

- Philosophy: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- History and Philosophy of Science: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- Plus 40 credits in the named subjects and used to ensure that credits at the appropriate level for award are taken.
- Plus 40 credits in elective modules or further 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 must take a final year research project in one of the named subjects. Candidates are required to study ONE of the following modules:

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

Candidates are required to select at least sufficient credits from the following modules to fulfil the programme requirements. Candidates may count modules in Philosophy of Science (PHIL3320, PHIL3851, PHIL3852, PHIL3855, PHIL3865 either as Philosophy or HPS credits, but not as both. PHIL3851 and PHIL3852 are mutually exclusive.

PHIL3112Kant20 creditsSemester 2
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
PHIL3700Feminist Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3721Advanced Topics in Value Theory20 creditsNot running in 202021
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
PHIL3865Philosophy of the Social Sciences20 creditsSemester 2
PRHS3100Existentialism and Phenomenology20 creditsSemester 1
PRHS3200Moral, Rational Selves: Perspectives on Human Nature20 creditsNot running in 202021
THEO3390Philosophy and the Spiritual Life20 creditsNot running in 202021
HPSC3200Science Communication: History & Theory20 creditsSemester 1
HPSC3315History of the Body20 creditsSemester 2
HPSC3450Mind, Brain & Society20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3311Introduction to Philosophy of Biology10 creditsNot running in 202021
PHIL3320Philosophy of Biology20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3851Introduction to Philosophy of Modern Physics10 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3852Philosophy of Modern Physics20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3855Philosophical Issues in Technology20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3865Philosophy of the Social Sciences20 creditsSemester 2
PRHS3170Religion, Belief and Ethics20 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.


Year4 - View timetable

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

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