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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Thought

Programme code:BA-PHILP&SCTUCAS code:V551
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr. Mike Finn Contact address:m.finn@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:

https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/subject-benchmark-statements/subject-benchmark-statement-philosophy.pdf

https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/subject-benchmark-statements/subject-benchmark-statement-psychology.pdf

Programme specification:

The programme will:

i) offer a learning opportunity that, within the context of the UK's broad spectrum of higher education, is unique in its focus on the nature of mind, as studied through a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

ii) enable a close co-ordination of research and teaching in focussed areas of academic endeavour in philosophy of mind, history of psychology and neuroscience, and cognate areas of psychology.

iii) develop transferable skills in the analysis of mind and critique of theories thereof that will be useful not only in academic careers, but also in the professions of education, business, consultancy, management, marketing, social work and journalism.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits in total (a mixture of compulsory and optional or discovery modules). To pass the year they must pass 100 credits including all modules flagged as PFP.

Candidates will be permitted to study up to 10 credits of discovery modules.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

HPSC1030History of Psychology10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC1046Introduction to the History of Science10 creditsSemester 1
PHIL1005The Mind10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1109How Science Works10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1250How to Think Clearly and Argue Well20 creditsSemester 1
PSYC1605Biological Psychology10 creditsSemester 2
PSYC1607Cognitive Psychology10 creditsSemester 1
PSYC1608Perception10 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Students must take either PSYC1604 Social Psychology or PSYC1603 Developmental Psychology.

PSYC1603Developmental Psychology
Pre-requisite for: PSYC2510
10 creditsSemester 1
PSYC1604Social Psychology
Pre-requisite for: PSYC2504
10 creditsSemester 1

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

HPSC1015Magic, Science and Religion10 creditsSemester 2
HPSC1050Darwin, Germs and the Bomb10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC1080History of Modern Medicine10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1007Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion10 creditsSemester 1
PHIL1080The Good, the Bad, the Right, the Wrong20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1090Knowledge, Self and Reality20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Students may choose to take up to 10 credits of discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits in total (a mixture of compulsory and optional or discovery modules). To pass the year they must pass 100 credits including all modules flagged as PFP.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

HPSC2400History of Psychiatry and Mental Illness20 creditsSemester 1
PSYC2553Memory and Language10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

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

CSER2207Students Into Schools (Arts Humanities and Culture)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PHIL2121Introduction to the Philosophy of Language20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2122Formal Logic20 creditsSemester 1
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
PHIL2405Introduction to Epistemology20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2542Introduction to Metaphysics20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2999Philosophy Students into Schools20 creditsNot running in 202021
PRHS2333Thinking About Race10 creditsSemester 2
PRHS2450A Key Thinker in Philosophy of Religion: In Dialogue20 creditsNot running in 202021
PRHS2451Augustine of Hippo: A Key Thinker in Philosophy and Theology20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules (NB the 40 credits of Psychology modules taken at this level must not all be in a single semester)

PSYC2503Psychological Disorders10 creditsSemester 1
PSYC2504Advanced Social Psychology10 creditsSemester 2
PSYC2510Advanced Developmental Psychology10 creditsSemester 2
PSYC2518Cognitive Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 2
PSYC2519Behavioural Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 2
PSYC2521Individual Differences10 creditsSemester 1
PSYC2554Perception, Action and Cognition10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of discovery modules at Level 2.


Year3 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits in total (a mixture of compulsory and optional or discovery modules). To pass the year they must pass 100 credits including all modules flagged as PFP.

Optional modules:

Students are required to take TWO modules from the following list (this list is subject to change annually)

PSYC3502The Biopsychology of Human Appetite15 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3510Reasoning and Decision Making15 creditsSemester 2
PSYC3511Drug Addiction15 creditsSemester 2
PSYC3514Occupational Health Psychology15 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3516Evolutionary Psychology15 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3517Approaches to Nutrition and Behaviour15 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3527Techniques in Human Neuropsychology15 creditsSemester 2
PSYC3528One Brain, Two Hemispheres15 creditsSemester 2
PSYC3536Applications of Learning Theory to Psychological Disorders15 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3538Development of Language and Literacy15 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3539Cognition and Emotion15 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3540Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Psychology15 creditsSemester 2
PSYC3541Face Perception15 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3543Biopsychosocial Issues in Ageing15 creditsSemester 2
PSYC3544Applied Social Psychology15 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3547Nutrition and Cognition15 creditsSemester 1

Candidates will be 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
PRHS3700External Placement: Beyond the University40 creditsNot running in 202021

Candidates will be required to study one module from the following list.

PSYC3403Joint Honours/Intercalated Programme: Psychological Disorders10 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3404Joint Honours/Intercalated Programme: Advanced Social Psychology10 creditsSemester 2
PSYC3410Intercalated Programme: Advanced Developmental Psychology10 creditsSemester 2
PSYC3418Joint Honours/Intercalated Programme: Cognitive Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 2
PSYC3419Joint Honours: Behavioural Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 2
PSYC3421Joint Hons/Intercalated Programme Individual Differences10 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3454Joint Hons/Intercalated Programme: Perception, Action and Cognition10 creditsSemester 1

Please note that you cannot take PSYC3404, PSYC3410, PSYC3418, PSYC3419 or PSYC3454 if you have taken the corresponding modules at level 2 (PSYC2504, PSYC2510, PSYC2518, PSYC2519 or PSYC2554).

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following optional modules:
Note that either PHIL3421 or HPSC3450 is REQUIRED unless the student has chosen to use PHIL3421 as the 'supporting module' associated with PRHS3001, in which case HPSC3450 is required.

HPSC3200Science Communication: History & Theory20 creditsSemester 1
HPSC3315History of the Body20 creditsSemester 2
HPSC3450Mind, Brain & Society20 creditsSemester 2
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
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
PRHS3170Religion, Belief and Ethics20 creditsSemester 1
PRHS3300Religion and Mental Health20 creditsSemester 2

Last updated: 02/07/2020 12:19:07

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