BSc Philosophy and Physics
(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)
By the end of the programme students should:1. be able to engage in reasoned discussion of often highly charged topics with people of opposing views;2. be able to identify the underlying issues in a debate, to analyse complex problems and to detect relevance and irrelevance;3. be able to construct a reasoned argument for a point of view, and to present it in clear, structured prose;4. display openness and independence of mind: be receptive to new ideas and approaches, and be able to subject them to critical scrutiny;5. be able to read and analyse complex texts, and be sensitive to issues of interpretation;6. display knowledge and understanding of some central theories and arguments in general philosophy, applied philosophy and the history of philosophy;7. have first-hand experience of the writings of some major philosophers;8. be able to engage in informed reflection on their own lives and place in the world, and on the presuppositions of other people, other times and other disciplines.- demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of common physical laws and principles, and some applications of these principles;- identify relevant principles and laws when dealing with problems;- manipulate numerical and other quantitative information, and apply manipulative skills to the solution of problems;- execute and analyse the results of an experiment and evaluate the level of uncertainty in results;- communicate in writing or orally the results of their work or other scientific information;- working cooperatively with others.
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 area(s) studied;- skills necessary for the communication of information;- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility and 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:- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline;- work that draws on a wide variety of material;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;- demonstrating a broad knowledge base;- evidencing in-depth investigation.