BA Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Thought
(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in philosophy, HPS and psychology;- deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within philosophy, HPS and psychology;- demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of both philosophical and psychological arguments;- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship on the the nature of mind;- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in philosophy, HPS and psychology;- make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources pertaining to the mind;- apply their knowledge and understanding in order to initiate and carry out an independent study or applied philosophy project in Philosophy or HPS;- conform to professional boundaries and norms where applicable.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment;- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to audiences in the three disciplines of philosophy, HPS and psychology;- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.
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 philosophy, HPS and psychology- work that draws on a wide variety of material relating to the mind- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion in scholarship concerning the mind- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry through the Final Year Project- work that is typically both evaluative and creative.