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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 Pre-requisite ECTS Credits IRP
Economics
EC4010 Economic Theory EC3010 and one of EC3080 or EC3090 15

IRP

EC4020 The World Economy EC2010 15 IRP
EC4041 Development Economics EC2010 15 IRP
EC4051 Economics of Financial Markets

EC3050 & EC3090

15 IRP
EC4090 Quantitative Methods EC3080 & EC3090 15 IRP
EC4100 International Economics EC2010 15 IRP
EC4120 Economic & Legal Aspects of Competition Policy EC2010 15 IRP
EC4130 Economics Dissertation EC2010 15 IRP
EC4150 Applied Economics EC2010 15 IRP
Philosophy
PI4201 Philosophy General Paper None 5  
PI4200 Philosophy Dissertation None 15 IRP
PI4024 Ancient Philosophy (MT) None 5  
PI4124 Ancient Philosophy (MT) None 10  
PI4042 Metaphysics (MT) None 5  
PI4142 Metaphysics (MT) None 10  
PI4028 Philosophy of Language (MT) None 5  
PI4128 Philosophy of Language (MT) None 10  
PI4041 Post Kantian Philosophy (HT) None 5  
PI4141 Post Kantian Philosophy (HT) None 10  
PI40XX Ethics, The Limits of Morality (HT) None 5  
PI41XX Ethics, The Limits of Morality (HT) None 10  
PI4050 Early Modern Philosophy of Language (HT) None 5  
PI4150 Early Modern Philosophy of Language (HT) None 10  
PI4048 Neurophilosophy (HT) None 5  
PI4148 Neurophilosophy (HT) None 10  
PI4049 Analytic Philosophy of Time (HT) None 5  
PI4149 Analytic Philosophy of Time (HT) None 10  
Political Science
PO4600 Research Seminar PO3600 15 IRP
PO4610 Contemporary Political Theories PO2610 15 IRP
PO4690 Issues in Contemporary Politics PO3600 15 IRP
PO4700 Contemporary International Relations PO2640 15  
PO4710 African Politics None 15  
PO4740 Topics in Political Science None 15  
PO4750 Chinese Politics None 15 IRP
PO4760 The Politics of Policy-making None 15 IRP
Sociology
SO4200 Sociology Dissertation None 15 IRP
SO4253 Conflict Studies None 15  
SO4293 Digital Lives and Social Networks None 15  
SO4294 Labour Markets, Gender and Institutions None 15  
SO4295 Migration, Mobilities and Integration None 15  

Programme Requirements

Philosophy (single)

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

  1. 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. 
  2. Students are required to write a dissertation (15 credits) during the year on a philosophically acceptable topic.
  3. Students are also required to sit one 3-hour general paper (5 credits). 

Philosophy (joint)

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

  1. 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.
  2. Students are required to write a dissertation (15 credits) during the year on a philosophically acceptable topic.

  OR

  1. 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.
  2. Students are required to undertake a general paper examination (5 credits).
Political Science (single) PO4600 and PO4690 and two other Political Science modules.
Political science (joint honor) Two of PO4670-PO4750.  PO4600 is not available to joint honor students. 
Economics (single) EC4010 and three of the Economics modules on offer.
Economics (joint) Two of the Economics modules on offer. EC4130 is not available to joint honors students.
Sociology (single) SO4200 and three modules from SO4230, SO4253, SO4292, SO4293.
Sociology (joint) 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 above as ‘IRP’, qualify as meeting this requirement in the SS year.  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.

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