Part Time, Full Time

| Admissions status: Open
Core programme content
  • Dissertation (60 credits).

Indicative non-core content

The following list gives an indication of the kinds of modules we offer, although the exact provision will vary slightly from year to year: please check the department’s module webpages for more information. Each of these modules is worth 20 credits except where specified.

• Aesthetics
• The Concept of Mental Disorder
• Early Modern Philosophy
• Epistemology
• Ethics
• Ethics II
• Ethics II
• First-Order Logic (note: presupposes some competence in basic symbolic logic)
• Foundations of Analytic Philosophy
• Foundations of Phenomenology
• General Philosophy (40 credits)
• Greek Philosophical Texts I: Plato (note: presupposes some competence in the ancient Greek language)
• Greek Philosophical Texts II: Aristotle (note: presupposes some competence in the ancient Greek language)
• Greek Philosophy I: Plato
• Greek Philosophy II: Aristotle
• Greek Philosophy III: Special Topics
• Indian Philosophy I: The Orthodox Schools
• Indian Philosophy II: The Heterodox Schools
• Kant I: Critique of Pure Reason
• Kant II: Moral Philosophy
• Mathematical Logic: Limitative Results (note: presupposes some competence in basic symbolic logic)
• Medieval Philosophy
• Metaphysics
• Nineteenth-Century Continental Philosophy
• Perspectives on Death & Killing
• Philosophy of Language
• Philosophy of Mathematics
• Philosophy of Medicine
• Philosophy of Mind
• Philosophy of Mind II: Special Topics
• Philosophy of Physics
• Philosophy of Psychology I
• Philosophy of Psychology II
• Philosophy of Religion
• Philosophy of Science
• Political Philosophy
• Political Philosophy II: Special Topics
• Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy

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.

Module code: 7AAN4021
Credit level: 7
Credit value: 40
Semester:  Full-year 
Teaching pattern: One weekly ninety-minute lecture/seminar, followed by a one-hour logic class
Assessment:  written examination/s;  coursework;  practical/s; 
Formative assessment: two x 2,000-word essays, normally one in each semester, plus regular Logic exercises

Summative assessment: one x three-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.

Programme leader/s
Dr Jasper Reid
Awarding institution
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Strand Campus.
Student destinations
Usually to further research; also to teaching, management, the financial or the public sector.
Year of entry 2016
Offered by
Strand Campus