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BA Philosophy

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year students should have developed to an intermediate level the skills developed at Level 1, and should have:
- acquired a sound grasp of central contexts, texts and theories in central areas of the discipline
- begun to develop the ability to see interconnections between different areas of the discipline, and to synthesise a view of their own.

They should have provided evidence of being able to:
- apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied;
- use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the analysis of data and information;
- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;
- decision making.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

1. demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of the discipline/profession to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;
2. work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;
3. demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline;
4. the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.


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