For most philosophy modules in Levels 1 and 2 you will attend two lectures and one tutorial in each week. This may vary in Levels 3 and 4 where you may have one lecture and more small working groups or seminars per week.

For the philosophy lectures you will be introduced to the major themes and topics of a philosopher or philosophical problem. For the tutorials you will question and develop your own world views, construct arguments to defend them, and put together projects in small groups to illustrate them.

You will also engage in independent reading and research, with specially designed worksheets and assignments to help you to do this most effectively.

The French modules at Levels 1 and 2 have four hours of tutorials each week. In Levels 3 and 4 this changes to two hours of language tutorial each week, plus 10 hours of lectures/seminars on French film, culture and society across each year.

In addition to language classes, you must attend regular film screenings.


Assessments are carried out through coursework and exams and vary in type and weighting from module to module.

Methods of assessment for philosophy modules can include:

  • essays
  • tutorial performance
  • exams
  • online journals and discussions

Methods of assessment for French modules can include:

  • oral presentations and examinations
  • written assessments and examinations
  • grammar tests
  • listening tests
  • projects

At Level 4 you will apply the skills you have learned by writing a dissertation on a topic of your own choice.

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