Core programme content
- Dissertation (60 credits).
Indicative non-core content
NB The following modules are likely to be offered in 2013-14, although this is not set in stone. Occasionally, we might need to drop a module, for instance if there is insufficient demand for it from students; but, equally, there is a chance that a few other modules not listed here might end up getting added to the list. The timings, i.e. whether a module is taught in the first or the second semester, are also subject to possible revision: but the final provision should end up looking pretty close to this. Each of these modules is worth 20 credits, except where specified.
- General Philosophy (40 credits)
- Early Modern Philosophy
- Greek Philosophical Texts I: Plato (note: presupposes some competence in the ancient Greek language)
- Greek Philosophy I: Plato
- Indian Philosophy I: The Orthodox Schools
- Nineteenth-Century Continental Philosophy
- Philosophy of Biology
- Philosophy of Medicine
- Philosophy of Mind
- Philosophy of Psychology I
- Philosophy of Religion
- Philosophy of Science
- Political Philosophy
- Set Theory (note: presupposes some competence in basic symbolic logic)
- Theories of Grammar
- Epistemology II
- Ethics of Science & Technology
- Foundations of Analytic Philosophy
- Greek Philosophical Texts II: Aristotle (note: presupposes some competence in the ancient Greek language)
- Greek Philosophy II: Aristotle
- Greek Philosophy III: Special Topics (note: the topic for 2012-13 will probably be Neoplatonism)
- Indian Philosophy II: The Heterodox Schools
- Kant I: Critique of Pure Reason
- Kant II: Moral Philosophy
- Medieval Philosophy
- Modal Logic (note: presupposes some competence in basic symbolic logic)
- Perspectives on Death & Killing
- Philosophy of Language
- Philosophy of Mind II: Special Topics
- Philosophy of Physics
- Philosophy of Psychology II
- Political Philosophy II: Special Topics
- Theories of Meaning
FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
Mostly taught through lectures and seminars; assessed through coursework and/or examinations plus a dissertation.
More information on typical programme modules.
NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year.
1 weekly lecture and 1 Logic class.
written examination/s; coursework; practical/s;
Formative assessment: 2 x 2,000-word essays, normally one in each semester, plus regular Logic exercises; Summative assessment: 1 x 3-hour end of year examination.
The module is intended for students who are converting into Philosophy at Master's level, and is designed to offer them a broad overview of the general state of play in four key branches of the discipline: Ethics, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics, Epistemology. In essence, it will teach people who might opt to specialise in one area of Philosophy the kinds of basic things that they are likely to be expected to know about the others; as well as providing an appreciation of the interconnected, systematic nature of Philosophy as a whole. There will be a five-week block devoted to each of these four areas. In addition, students will receive training in elementary Symbolic Logic through separate classes, following the main lectures across all twenty weeks.http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/philosophy/modules/level7/7aan4021.aspx
Dr Jasper Reid
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Usually to further research; also to teaching, management, the financial or the public sector.
Year of entry 2013