BA Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Thought
(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a broad understanding of the key concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features in a range of aspects of philosophy, HPS and psychology;- apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied;- appreciate and employ some of the main methods of enquiry in philosophy, HPS and psychology; and critically evaluate the appropriateness of some different methods of enquiry in them;- use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the analysis of textual and others sources of information;- adjust to professional and disciplinary boundaries between philosophy, HPS and psychology;- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms: essay, seminar and examination papers.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- some elementary qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to philosophy, HPS and psychology;- 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 and will include:- demonstrating the ability to apply a range of perspectives of the discipline to analyse complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;- work that may to some extent be descriptive in nature but drawing on a variety of analytical resources;- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to philosophy, HPS and psychology;- the ability to evaluate received opinion in philosophy, HPS and psychology.