BA Philosophy

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  • Objectives
    Philosophical reflection requires a distinctive combination of imagination and exact reasoning, and you may have this combination whether you have been studying arts or science subjects. Philosophy at Sheffield is highly flexible: apart from two short overview modules in the first year, designed to orientate you in the subject, the rest of the degree is open, and you can choose the modules that fit your interests. At level one you can select from full and half modules both in philosophy and in other subjects, where single honours students are advised to take the equivalent of four full modules in philosophy. At level two you will take six modules, and a further six at level three. You can introduce discussions at course seminars and each academic year we organise a staff-student reading weekend. The Student Philosophical Society organises discussions and a variety of lively social events. Students are also welcome at the Departmental Research Seminar, when visiting philosophers discuss issues at the forefront of current research.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements GCE/VCE A Levels - AAB Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - AA+BB Scottish Highers - AAAA-AAAB/AAB Irish Leaving Cert. - AAABB - AABBB International Baccalaureate - 35-33 points Core Requirements - Maximum of 6 vocational units
  • Academic title
    BA Philosophy
  • Course description
    Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.

    Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

    Important notice :
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.

    This information is provided for illustration only and you should check with the department directly when applying to confirm module options.

    Typical First Year ModulesModule/Unit Credits
    Areas of Philosophy  10
    History of Philosophy  10

    These are the compulsory modules for this year of the course. There will also be a large number of optional modules available to choose from. You can find out more by contacting the department

    Typical Second Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Descartes and The Empiricists  20
    Ethics: Theoretical and Practical  20
    Ethics: Theoretical and Practical  20
    Feminism  20
    Formal Logic  20
    Paradoxes  20
    Philosophy of Art and Literature  20
    Philosophy of Law  20
    Philosophy of Mind  20
    Plato  20
    Political Philosophy  20
    Political Philosophy  20
    Reference and Truth  20
    The Rationalists  20
    The Social Contract  20
    Theory of Knowledge  20
    Topics in Ancient Philosophy  20
    Topics in Ancient Philosophy  20
    Typical Third Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Advanced Logic  20
    Aristotle  20
    Desires of One's Own  20
    Desires of One's Own  20
    Epistemology  20
    Feminism: Rationality and Politics  20
    Hegel and His Critics  20
    Hobbes and Hume  20
    Kant  20
    Metaphysics  20
    Morality, Identity and Freedom  20
    Philosophical Problems 1  20
    Philosophical Problems II  20
    Philosophical Project 1  20
    Philosophical Project 2  20
    Philosophy of Language  20
    Philosophy of Mathematics  20
    Philosophy of Psychology  20
    Philosophy of Science  20

    Possible Worlds  20
    Pragmatism  20
    The Imagination  20
    Theories of Rights  20
    Value Theory  20

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