Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

BA PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY

Assessment for Year 1

Each of the modules you choose will have its own designated assessment method. Our modules employ a wide range of methods of assessment to suit diverse learning styles including essays, logbooks, shorter exercises, podcasts, and more. All modules provide feedback and guidance in advance to help you improve your work before the final submission. Most of our modules are assessed through coursework. In a small number of optional Spring modules in your first and second year, assessment will involve an exam. 

In the final year, most modules are assessed by a larger piece of your own work or a number of more in-depth essays. 

Your final degree result is based on the marks for all your modules in the last two years, weighted 40:60 so that more importance is attached to the fully mature work of your third year. 

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Assessment for Year 2

Each of the modules you choose will have its own designated assessment method. Our modules employ a wide range of methods of assessment to suit diverse learning styles including essays, logbooks, shorter exercises, podcasts, and more. All modules provide feedback and guidance in advance to help you improve your work before the final submission. Most of our modules are assessed through coursework. In a small number of optional Spring modules in your first and second year, assessment will involve an exam. 

In the final year, most modules are assessed by a larger piece of your own work or a number of more in-depth essays. 

Your final degree result is based on the marks for all your modules in the last two years, weighted 40:60 so that more importance is attached to the fully mature work of your third year. 

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Assessment for Year 3

Each of the modules you choose will have its own designated assessment method. Our modules employ a wide range of methods of assessment to suit diverse learning styles including essays, logbooks, shorter exercises, podcasts, and more. All modules provide feedback and guidance in advance to help you improve your work before the final submission. Most of our modules are assessed through coursework. In a small number of optional Spring modules in your first and second year, assessment will involve an exam. 

In the final year, most modules are assessed by a larger piece of your own work or a number of more in-depth essays. 

Your final degree result is based on the marks for all your modules in the last two years, weighted 40:60 so that more importance is attached to the fully mature work of your third year. 

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Register interest   
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Assessment for Year 1

Each of the modules you choose will have its own designated assessment method. Our modules employ a wide range of methods of assessment to suit diverse learning styles including essays, logbooks, shorter exercises, podcasts, and more. All modules provide feedback and guidance in advance to help you improve your work before the final submission. Most of our modules are assessed through coursework. In a small number of optional Spring modules in your first and second year, assessment will involve an exam. 

In the final year, most modules are assessed by a larger piece of your own work or a number of more in-depth essays. 

Your final degree result is based on the marks for all your modules in the last two years, weighted 40:60 so that more importance is attached to the fully mature work of your third year. 

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Register interest   
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Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 2

Each of the modules you choose will have its own designated assessment method. Our modules employ a wide range of methods of assessment to suit diverse learning styles including essays, logbooks, shorter exercises, podcasts, and more. All modules provide feedback and guidance in advance to help you improve your work before the final submission. Most of our modules are assessed through coursework. In a small number of optional Spring modules in your first and second year, assessment will involve an exam. 

In the final year, most modules are assessed by a larger piece of your own work or a number of more in-depth essays. 

Your final degree result is based on the marks for all your modules in the last two years, weighted 40:60 so that more importance is attached to the fully mature work of your third year. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Students may take no more than one supervised dissertation module, but they may also take a special subject in Philosophy in addition to a dissertation. Students wishing to take the Philosophy dissertation or special subject module must complete the form circulated in advance of the enrolment fair. Students should aim to pick an even balance of credits in each semester. Students can take a maximum of 30 credits of level 5 modules in their final year of studies. Most students will choose four 30-credit modules at year three. It is also possible to take two 30-credit modules, and three 20-credit modules. Students taking the latter route will need to select two 20-credit modules from Range C plus the 20-credit module PPLP6147A .

Assessment for Year 3

Each of the modules you choose will have its own designated assessment method. Our modules employ a wide range of methods of assessment to suit diverse learning styles including essays, logbooks, shorter exercises, podcasts, and more. All modules provide feedback and guidance in advance to help you improve your work before the final submission. Most of our modules are assessed through coursework. In a small number of optional Spring modules in your first and second year, assessment will involve an exam. 

In the final year, most modules are assessed by a larger piece of your own work or a number of more in-depth essays. 

Your final degree result is based on the marks for all your modules in the last two years, weighted 40:60 so that more importance is attached to the fully mature work of your third year.