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BA PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY

Key details 

BA PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
VV51
Entry Requirements
AAB including History or a History-based subject.
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

The assessment is at the module level and will consist of a mixture of assignments including class tests, essays, class presentations, exams, and journal entries. The marks for these assessments will not contribute to your final degree classification. 

You’ll receive constructive feedback on both your formative and summative assessments to help you develop your understanding and skills.

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Assessment for Year 2

Assessments are at the module level and consist of a mixture of essays, exams, and class presentations. All assessed work will be preceded by formative work upon which written feedback is provided. This is meant to help you improve your performance in the summative tasks.

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Assessment for Year 3

The assessments are the same as Year 2 with the addition of the opportunity to write a 8-9000 word dissertation under the supervision of a member of faculty. The constructive feedback will be substantial throughout so that you can deliver your best work as part of your summative assessment. 

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

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Assessment for Year 1

The assessment is at the module level and will consist of a mixture of assignments including class tests, essays, class presentations, exams, and journal entries. The marks for these assessments will not contribute to your final degree classification. 

You’ll receive constructive feedback on both your formative and summative assessments to help you develop your understanding and skills.

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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 and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 2

Assessments are at the module level and consist of a mixture of essays, exams, and class presentations. All assessed work will be preceded by formative work upon which written feedback is provided. This is meant to help you improve your performance in the summative tasks.

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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 and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

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

The assessments are the same as Year 2 with the addition of the opportunity to write a 8-9000 word dissertation under the supervision of a member of faculty. The constructive feedback will be substantial throughout so that you can deliver your best work as part of your summative assessment. 

Your final degree result is based on the marks for all your modules in the last two years, weighing 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 and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

AAB including History, or one of the subjects listed below: Ancient History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Classical Civilisation, Classical Studies, English Literature, History of Art, Politics, Government and Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Film Studies, Media Studie