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Senior Sophister

Students must choose modules equivalent to 60 ECTS.
Students following a joint honor pathway must take 30 ECTS from each subject.
Students following a single honor pathway must take 60 ECTS from their chosen subject.

Module List

Module Code

Module Title

ECTS

Prerequisites

IRP

Economics

EC4010

Economic Theory

15

EC3010 and one of EC3080 or EC3090

IRP

EC4020

World Economy

15

EC2010

IRP

EC4051

Economics of Financial Markets

15

EC3050 & EC3090

IRP

EC4041

Development Economics

15

EC2010

IRP

EC4090

Quantitative Methods

15

EC3080 & EC3090

IRP

EC4100

International Economics

15

EC2010

IRP

EC4120

Economic & Legal Aspects of Competition Policy

15

EC2010

IRP

EC4130

Economics Dissertation

15

EC2010 & EC3090

IRP

EC4141

Econometrics II

15

EC2010 & EC2040 (EC4141 is only available to students who were on Erasmus in JS year)

IRP

EC4150

Applied Economics

15

EC2010

IRP

EC4160

History of Economic Thought

15

EC2010

IRP

EC4170

Political Economy

15

EC2010

IRP

Philosophy

PI4201

Philosophy General Paper

5

None

 

PI4200

Philosophy Dissertation

15

None

IRP

PI4024

Ancient Philosophy (MT)

5

None

 

PI4124

Ancient Philosophy (MT)

10

None

 

PI4042

Metaphysics (MT)

5

None

 

PI4142

Metaphysics (MT)

10

None

 

PI4028

Philosophy of Language (MT)

5

None

 

PI4128

Philosophy of Language (MT)

10

None

 

PI4050

Early Modern Philosophy of Language (MT)

5

None

 

PI4150

Early Modern Philosophy of Language (MT)

10

None

 

PI4041

Post Kantian Philosophy (HT)

5

None

 

PI4141

Post Kantian Philosophy (HT)

10

None

 

PI4026

Political Philosophy (HT)

5

None

 

PI4126

Political Philosophy (HT)

10

None

 

PI4051

Ethics, The Limits of Morality (HT)

5

None

 

PI4151

Ethics, The Limits of Morality (HT)

10

None

 

PI4048

Neurophilosophy (HT)

5

None

 

PI4148

Neurophilosophy (HT)

10

None

 

Political Science

PO4600

Research Seminar

15

PO3600

IRP

PO4670

Political Parties

15

None

 

PO4690

Issues in Contemporary Politics

15

PO3600 or equivalent

IRP

PO4700

Contemporary International Relations

15

PO2640

 

PO4710

African Politics

15

None

 

PO4740

Topics in Political Science

15

None

 

PO4750

Chinese Politics

15

None

IRP

PO4760

The Politics of Policy-making

15

None

IRP

PO4770

Political Psychology

15

None

 

Sociology

SO4200

Sociology Dissertation

15

SO2310 & SO3240

IRP

SO4253

Conflict Studies

15

None

 

SO4293

Social Networks & Digital Lives

15

None

 

SO4294

Labour Markets, Gender & Institutions

15

None

 

SO4295

Migration, Mobilities & Integration

15

None

 

Programme Requirements

It is important to consider module prerequisites and programme requirements, which are outlined under each of the relevant years here.

 

Economics

Single Honor

EC4010 and three of the Economics modules on offer. 

Joint Honor

Two of the Economics modules on offer.  EC4130 is not available to joint honor students. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philosophy

Single Honor

Students must take modules to the value of 60 credits, as follows:

  • Students are required to attend and submit essays on the topics of six research seminars (40 credits), comprised of one 10 credit and two 5 credit modules in the Michaelmas term and one 10 credit and two 5 credit modules in the Hilary term.  The seminars will each last for one full term. 
  • Students are required to write a dissertation (15 credits) during the year on a philosophically acceptable topic.
  • Students are also required to sit one 3-hour general paper (5 credits). 

Joint Honor

Students must take modules to the value of 30 credits, as follows:

  • Students are required to attend and submit essays on the topics of three research seminars (15 credits), comprised of two 5 credit modules in Michaelmas term and one 5 credit module in Hilary term.  The seminars will each last for one full term.
  • Students are required to write a dissertation (15 credits) during the year on a philosophically acceptable topic.

OR

  • Students are required to attend and submit essays on the topic of five research seminars (25 credits), comprised of three 5 credit modules in Michaelmas term and two 5 credit modules in Hilary term.  The seminars will each last for one full term.
  • (b)          Students are required to undertake a general paper examination (5 credits).

 

Political Science

Single Honor

PO4600 and PO4690 and two other Political Science modules. 

Joint Honor

Two of the Political Science modules, noting that PO4600 is not available to joint honor students. 

Sociology

Single Honor

SO4200 and three of the other Sociology modules on offer.

Joint Honor

Two of the Sociology modules on offer.

Independent Research Project

Students are required to complete an independent research project, or dissertation, in either their Junior Sophister or Senior Sophister years, modules identified as ‘IRP’, across the two years, qualify as meeting this requirement.  Students are only required to choose one such module, whether from the Junior Sophister or Senior Sophister years and it may be chosen from across any discipline.

For further details by Discipline please visit the Departmental websites at the links below:

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