Teaching

For most philosophy modules at Levels 1 and 2 you will attend two lectures and one tutorial in each week. This may vary at 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 Spanish modules at Levels 1 and 2 have four hours of tutorials each week. At Levels 3 and 4 this changes to two hours of language tutorial each week, plus 10 hours of lectures / seminars on Spanish film, culture and society across each year.

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

Assessment

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

Assessments for philosophy modules include:

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

Assessments for Spanish modules can include:

  • oral presentations and exams
  • written assessments and exams
  • 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.

Modules

At Levels 1 and 2 you'll also study additional humanities or social science subjects, such as English, politics or psychology, for example.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: HU11001 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 1

This module provides you with a sense of the different roles that Humanities can play in today’s world by examining and contextualising several current issues and concepts around the question of the future through a study of examples based mainly upon historical, literary, and philosophical texts.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: EN11001 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 1

This module will introduce you to university-level work in Literary Studies. We focus on the three main genres of drama, poetry, and the novel, using examples from various times in literary history.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: AG20001 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 1

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Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: PS30002 Credits: 30 Semester: Both Semester 1 and 2

Develop comprehensive linguistic knowledge, cultural insight and intercultural competence, and transferable cognitive and advanced communication skills which will be of use to you in your personal and professional lives. You will develop understanding of the wider historical, geographical, and socio-political contexts of relevant countries.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: PI31020 Credits: 30 Semester: Semester 2

This module provides an introduction to some philosophical theories currently influential in the discourse surrounding contemporary art. It also covers core philosophical issues concerning the nature of the relationship between philosophy and art.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: PI40007 Credits: 30 Semester: Semester 2

The Philosophy Dissertation represents the culmination of the undergraduate Philosophy degree.

It is uniquely challenging, rewarding, and offers you the opportunity to use the research skills and interests gained over the course of your entire degree, and to channel them towards a research topic of your own choosing and design.

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