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Programme structure: Philosophy and Politics (BSc) - what's running in 2021/22

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
60 credit points should be chosen from the following list with no more than 40 credits from (a), (b) or (c)
20 credit points may be chosen from:
First Extended Essay PHIL30107 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Second Extended Essay PHIL30108 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
(a) Philosophy of Science, Mathematics and Logic. Choose no more than 40 credits from:
Philosophy of Science PHIL30049 20 Optional TB-2
Philosophical Issues of Physical Sciences PHIL30052 20 Optional TB-1
Philosophy of Biology PHIL30063 20 Optional TB-1
The Philosophy and History of Medicine PHIL30082 20 Optional TB-1
Philosophy of Mathematics PHIL30090 20 Optional TB-2
(b) Epistemology, Metaphysics, Mind, Language, History of Philosophy. Choose no more than 40 credits from:
Philosophy of Psychology PHIL30077 20 Optional TB-2
Death, dying and disease PHIL30115 20 Optional TB-2
Texts in Modern European Philosophy 2 PHIL30116 20 Optional TB-1
(c) Value Theory (Ethics, Political Philosophy, Aesthetics). Choose no more than 40 credits from:
Philosophy and the Environment PHIL30112 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Virtue and Well-Being PHIL30126 20 Optional TB-1
Evil, Deviance, and Crime PHIL30127 20 Optional TB-2
Students must choose 60 credit points from the following units:
Contemporary Feminist Thought: Debates and Issues POLI30001 20 Optional TB-2
Justice between generations POLI30005 20 Optional TB-2
The Political Economy of China POLI30009 20 Optional TB-1
European Foreign Policy POLI30014 20 Optional TB-2
US Foreign Policy POLI30017 20 Optional TB-2
Secrecy, Power, Politics POLI30033 20 Optional TB-1
How to Win a Political Argument POLI30020 20 Optional TB-1
The Politics of Gender POLI31351 20 Optional TB-1
Post-Modern Political Theories POLI31367 20 Optional TB-2
Popular Culture and World Politics POLI31378 20 Optional TB-1
The Politics of Post Apartheid South Africa POLI31381 20 Optional TB-2
Critical Security Studies POLI31384 20 Optional TB-1
Dissertation POLI31555 40 Optional TB-4
Peacebuilding: Theory and Practice POLI31557 20 Optional TB-2
States and Markets POLI31559 20 Optional TB-1
Politics of Contemporary India POLI31563 20 Optional TB-1
Public Opinion and Democracy SOCI30072 20 Optional TB-2
Religion and Politics in the West SOCI30074 20 Optional TB-1
Risk, Danger and Disaster SOCI30098 20 Optional TB-1
The Politics of the Contemporary Labour Party POLI30024 20 Optional TB-1
The Politics of Human Rights POLI30026 20 Optional TB-1
Power, Politics and Food POLI30027 20 Optional TB-2
Northern Ireland: conflict and resolution POLI30040 20 Optional TB-1
Gender and Security POLI30032 20 Optional TB-1
Peacebuilding and Post-Conflict Transition in Latin America POLI30036 20 Optional TB-1
Apocalypse or Ecotopia? POLI30037 20 Optional TB-1
Politics of Rebellion POLI30038 20 Optional TB-1
Populism POLI30039 20 Optional TB-2
Philosopher Queens POLI30041 20 Optional TB-2
Philosophy and Politics (BSc)   120    

Progression/award requirements

Unit Pass Mark for Undergraduate Programmes:

  • 40 out of 100 – for level C/4, I/5 & H/6 units
  • 50 out of 100 – for level M/7 units

For details on the weightings for classifying undergraduate degrees, please see the Agreed Weightings, by Faculty, to be applied for the Purposes of Calculating the Final Programme Mark and Degree Classification in Undergraduate Programmes.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Please refer to the specific progression/award requirements for programmes with a preliminary year of study, the Gateway programmes and International Foundation programmes.

Exit awards

All undergraduate degree programmes allow the opportunity for a student to exit from a programme with a Diploma or Certificate of Higher Education.

  • To be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 240 credit points, of which at least 90 must be at level 5.
  • To be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 120 credit points at level 4.

Integrated Master's degrees may also allow the opportunity for a student to exit from the programme with an equivalent Bachelor's degree where a student has achieved 360 credit points, of which 90 must be at level 6, and has successfully met any additional criteria as described in the programme specification.

The opportunities for a student to exit from one of the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry with an Award is outlined in the relevant Programme Regulations (which are available as an annex in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes).

Degree classifications:

  • First Class Honours 70 and above
  • Second Class Honours, First Division 60-69
  • Second Class Honours, Second Division 50-59
  • Third Class Honours 40-49
  • Fail 39 and below

An Ordinary degree can be awarded if a student has successfully completed at least 300 credits with a minimum of 60 credits at Level 6.

The pass mark for the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine and Dentistry is 50 out of 100. The classification of a degree in the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry is provided in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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