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Programme Specification for the 2024/5 academic year

BA (Hons) Philosophy and History

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) Philosophy and History Programme codeUFA3HPSHPS10
Study mode(s)Full Time
Academic year2024/5
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

This degree programme combines the study of Philosophy and History, enabling you to develop analytical and reasoning skills while deepening your knowledge of history across different time periods and countries. 

Studying Philosophy will give you the opportunity to discuss long-standing questions about the nature of knowledge (how do we know what we know?), science (does science provide us with a special kind of knowledge?), reality (does the world out there really exist?), ethics (how should we act?), art and beauty (who decides what counts as beautiful?), the mind-body relationship (how can the brain produce the mind?), the meaning of life (why is there something rather than nothing?) and more.

From the beginning you will be encouraged to develop your own views on all these topics, and to assess other philosophers’ take on them. Studying philosophy will teach you to think rigorously, to defend your views in a clear and consistent way, to understand the why and what-for of different points of view, and ultimately to develop a sharp, analytical and open mind.

History will take you on a fascinating journey of the human race by exploring its activities, institutions and ideas. You will have the opportunity to tailor your studies to your own interests by choosing from a diverse range of options. These may range in time from the collapse of the Roman Empire to the Cold War, in place from Latin America to Asia and Africa, and in content from modern political movements and parties to women’s history and material culture. 

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

  • To offer you an excellent Honours-level education in Philosophy and History. 
  • To ensure that graduates from the programme are useful, productive and questioning members of society. 
  • To produce graduates who are grounded in the main themes of Philosophy through a combination of modules which develop a deep understanding of some pervasive and problematic features of the world and of ourselves. 
  • To produce graduates who are grounded in the main themes of History through a combination of both broad and detailed focuses on particular aspects of the past, study of a range of time periods, and study of different geographical areas; who understand the methods which historians use to study the past; and who can analyse the development of past societies.
  • To develop your competence in the specific skills required in History and in Philosophy, and in core academic and personal and key skills. 
  • To offer a wide range of choice within the programme of study, insofar as this choice is consistent with the coherence and intellectual rigour of the degree.

4. Programme Structure

The programme is studied over three years and is university-based throughout that time. Study is undertaken in three stages, one for each year of study. The programme is divided into units called modules. Modules have a credit rating of either 15 or 30 credits; 15-credit modules last for one term and 30-credit ones usually for two, although the Varieties of History are intensive 30-credit modules taken over one term. Each stage comprises 120 credits.

Further information on the weighting of your programme for calculating your degree can be found at:-
http://as.exeter.ac.uk/academic-policy-standards/tqa-manual/aph/classification/#bachelors-masters

Assessment at stage one does not contribute towards the summative classification of the award. 

Under the University’s rules on modularity, students may take up to 30 credits per year in another department.

5. Programme Modules

The full list of modules is available (with module descriptions) for Philosophy:
http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/sociology/current/undergraduatemodules/

and for History:

http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

At each stage, you may take optional modules up to 30 credits outside of the programme as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. 

The modules are designed like building blocks, with modules at Stages 2 and 3 building on the work of the preceding stage, helping you to progressively develop your academic skills. The 'level' of a module within these stages is designated by the first number in the module code. You will find that your work becomes more specialized as it becomes more advanced. At Stage 1, you will normally take four core modules which amount to 120 credits in total. At Stages 2 and 3, you will normally take four modules in each stage, again to a total of 120 credits. The availability of all modules as options is subject to timetable and staffing constraints, and to permission from the relevant Director of Education.

Assessment marks obtained at Stage 1 do not contribute to the overall mark for the summative classification of the award, although 90 credits must be awarded for progression to Stage 2. University regulations stipulate that students taking a 360 credit Honours degree programme must take no more than 150 credits of level 1 modules and not less than 90 credits of level 3 modules. The overall mark for the summative degree assessment is calculated from the marks for Stages 2 and 3, which are weighted in the ratio 1:2. In each stage you will take 120 credits in total.

Under the University’s rules on modularity the degree programme contains compulsory and optional modules and as part of the degree programme students may take up to 30 credits a year outside of their main degree subject.

In History students would normally drop modules from the above list as follows: Stage 1: No modularity allowed. Stage 2: Any 30 credit module. Stage 3: Any 30 credit module.

For Philosophy at stage 1 students can substitute up to 15 credits from the Philosophy optional modules. At Stages 2 and 3 students must take at least 90 credits in both History and Philosophy in order to gain a sufficient understanding of both disciplines.

Therefore at stages 2 and 3 students can take 30 credits outside the programme in Philosophy and in History but must not take more than 30 in either.

 

Stage 1


You will take 60 credits of Philosophy modules and 60 credits of History modules.

You will also study one of the History Sources and Skills modules (15 credits). These modules are designed to give you grounding in some of the main themes and methodologies of History as a subject. They also offer an overview across a broad span of time so that you can decide whether you wish to pursue particular subjects or periods in greater depth in Year 2 or maintain a broader perspective.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
PHL1002A Knowledge and Reality 1 [see note a]15No
PHL1002B Knowledge and Reality 2 [see note a]15No
PHL1005A Evidence and Argument 1 [see note a]15No
PHL1006 Introduction to Philosophical Analysis [see note a]15No
HIH1400 Making History 15Yes
HISS HIH1410 or HIH1420
HIH1410 Understanding the Medieval and Early-Modern World 30 No
HIH1420 Understanding the Modern World 30 No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HISS S1 BA CH opt 2022-3
HIH1014 The Body in Eighteenth-Century Britain 15 No
HIH1043 The Collapse of Communism in Central-Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union 15 No
HIH1138 Medieval, Manufactured? Uses and Reuses of the Middle Ages 15 No
HIH1411 From Wigan Pier to Piccadilly: Britain between the Wars 15 No
HIH1501 The Viking Phenomenon 15 No
HIH1505 The First Crusade 15 No
HIH1506 The First Day of the Somme 15 No
HIH1586 Early Modern Venice: Representations and Myths 15 No
HIH1597 Serfdom in Late Medieval England 15 No
HIH1614 Environment and Industry, 1750-1950: Global Perspectives 15 No
HIH1616 Producing Poverty: Peasants in a Global Perspective, 700-1300CE 15 No
HIH1618 Body, Border, Partition: Understanding Violence in South Asia 15 No
PHL S1 BA Philosophy SH and CH opt 2022-3
PHL1005A Evidence and Argument 1 15 No
PHL1010 Introduction to Asian Philosophy 15 No
PHL1006 Introduction to Philosophical Analysis 15 No
PHL1016 Introduction to Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence 15 No
PHL1002A Knowledge and Reality 1 15 No
PHL1002B Knowledge and Reality 2 15 No
PHL1004 Philosophical Problems 1 15 No
PHL1007 Philosophical Reading 1 15 No
PHL1008 Philosophical Reading 2 15 No
PHL1009 Philosophies of Art 15 No

Stage 2


You will take 60 credits of Philosophy modules and 60 credits of History modules.

For the History modules, you need to choose one of four pathways:

PATHWAY A:- 2 x History Options modules (one from each term)

PATHWAY B:- 1 x History Options module (Term 1), HIH2001 (Term 2)

PATHWAY C:- HIH2002 (Term 1), 1x History Option module (Term 2)

PATHWAY D:- HIH2002 (Term 1), HIH2001 (Term 2)

If you are planning to do a History dissertation at Stage 3, you MUST take either Pathway B or D, which includes the pre-requisite module HIH2001.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HIH2001 Doing History: Perspectives on Sources For the History dissertation30No
PHL S2 BA Philosophy SH comp 2022-3 at least 45 credits of core modules
PHL2010A Philosophy of Mind 1 15 No
PHL2011A The Philosophy of Nature 1 15 No
PHL2015 Body and Mind 15 No
PHL2016 Metaphysics 15 No
PHL2018 Philosophy of Language 15 No
PHL2118 Moral agency in social context 15 No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
PHL Stage 2 CH Philosophy option modules 2023-4 up to 15 credits of optional modules
PHL2013 Philosophy of Social Science 15 No
PHL2021 Symbolic Logic 15 No
PHL2022 Sex and Death: Introduction to the Philosophy of Biology 15 No
PHL2026 Philosophy of Science 15 No
PHL2038 The Self 15 No
PHL2040 Critical Theory: The Frankfurt School and Communicative Capitalism 15 No
PHL2041 Feminist Philosophy: Gender, Race and Class 15 No
PHL2042 Philosophical Frontiers 15 No
PHL2045 Aesthetics 15 No
PHL2052 Epistemology 15 No
PHL2053 History of Philosophy 15 No
PHL2054 Philosophy of Psychiatry 15 No
PHL2056 The Nature of Normativity 15 No
PHL2061 Philosophy of Law 15 No
PHL2111 The Deep Past, History and Humanity 15 No
PHL2114 Aristotle's Ethics 15 No
PHL2117 Philosophy and Psychedelics 15 No
PHL2119 Animal Minds and Animal Ethics 15 No
PHL2120 Philosophy and Sociology of Race 15 No
PHL2123 Philosophy of Medicine 15 No
PHL2126 Mind and World in Contemporary Japanese Philosophy 15 No
PHL2127 Hidden Voices in Early Modern Philosophy 15 No
PHL2046A The Holocaust, Genocide and Society 30 No
PHL2096 Cyborg Studies 15 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt A 2023-4
HIH2014A Decolonisation and the Collapse of the British Empire, 1919-1968 30 No
HIH2032A Europe 1650-1800: From Enlightenment to Romanticism 30 No
HIH2218A Religion, Society and Culture in Tudor England 30 No
HIH2592 Science, Empire, and Natural History Museums: A Global Perspective 30 No
HIH2019A Science, Technology and Medicine in the Cold War 30 No
HIH2011A Forgetting Fascism, Remembering Communism: Memory in Modern Europe 30 No
HIH2111 Mediterranean Maritime Supremacy, 1500-1700 30 No
HIH2179A The American Empire 30 No
HIH2184A From Conquest to Communism: Central Asia under the Russian and Soviet Empires, 1730-1945 30 No
HIH2208A Medieval Paris 30 No
HIH2210A The Russian Empire, 1689-1917 30 No
HIH2185A China in the World, 1500-1840 30 No
ARA2170 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 15 No
ARA2171 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 30 No
ARA2001 From Holy Text to Sex Manuals in the Medieval Middle East 15 No
ARA2135 Conflict and Peacemaking Palestine/Israel 15 No
SML2209 Music in Medieval Europe 15 No
THE2224 Modern Jewish History and Thought 30 No
HIH2037 American Frontiers: The West in U.S. History and Mythology 30 No
HIH2137A Inventing Modern Man: Constructions of Mind, Body, and the Individual, 1400-1800 30 No
HIH2138A History of Development: Ideologies, Politics, and Projects 30 No
HIH2145A Spain from Absolutism to Democracy 30 No
HIH2036A Albion's Fatal Tree: Capital Punishment in England, 1688-1965 30 No
HIH2186A Deviants and Dissenters in Early Modern England 30 No
HIH2209A African American History 30 No
HIH2590 An Age of Iron? Europe in the Tenth Century 30 No
HIH2041 The First Welfare State? England's Poor Law, 1520-1835 30 No
ARA2147 Classical Islamic History 15 No
ARA2016 Magic and the Abrahamic Religions 15 No
ARA2161 The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 15 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt B 2023-4
HIH2037 American Frontiers: The West in U.S. History and Mythology 30 No
HIH2137A Inventing Modern Man: Constructions of Mind, Body, and the Individual, 1400-1800 30 No
HIH2138A History of Development: Ideologies, Politics, and Projects 30 No
HIH2145A Spain from Absolutism to Democracy 30 No
HIH2036A Albion's Fatal Tree: Capital Punishment in England, 1688-1965 30 No
HIH2186A Deviants and Dissenters in Early Modern England 30 No
HIH2209A African American History 30 No
HIH2590 An Age of Iron? Europe in the Tenth Century 30 No
HIH2041 The First Welfare State? England's Poor Law, 1520-1835 30 No
ARA2147 Classical Islamic History 15 No
ARA2161 The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 15 No
ARA2016 Magic and the Abrahamic Religions 15 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt C 2023-4
HIH2014A Decolonisation and the Collapse of the British Empire, 1919-1968 30 No
HIH2032A Europe 1650-1800: From Enlightenment to Romanticism 30 No
HIH2218A Religion, Society and Culture in Tudor England 30 No
HIH2592 Science, Empire, and Natural History Museums: A Global Perspective 30 No
HIH2011A Forgetting Fascism, Remembering Communism: Memory in Modern Europe 30 No
HIH2019A Science, Technology and Medicine in the Cold War 30 No
HIH2111 Mediterranean Maritime Supremacy, 1500-1700 30 No
HIH2179A The American Empire 30 No
HIH2184A From Conquest to Communism: Central Asia under the Russian and Soviet Empires, 1730-1945 30 No
HIH2185A China in the World, 1500-1840 30 No
HIH2208A Medieval Paris 30 No
HIH2210A The Russian Empire, 1689-1917 30 No
ARA2171 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 30 No
ARA2170 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 15 No
ARA2001 From Holy Text to Sex Manuals in the Medieval Middle East 15 No
SML2209 Music in Medieval Europe 15 No
THE2224 Modern Jewish History and Thought 30 No
ARA2135 Conflict and Peacemaking Palestine/Israel 15 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt D 2023-4
HIH2001 Doing History: Perspectives on Sources 30 No
HIH2002 Uses of the Past 30 No

Stage 3


Students must take one of two pathways. Students are only permitted to write one dissertation in either History or Philosophy.

  • Pathway A:
    • Philosophy Dissertation
    • 60 credit History Special Subject Module
    • 30 credits of Level 3 Philosophy modules
  • Pathway B [Students may only opt for Pathway B if they have taken Pathway B or D HIH2001 Doing History at level 2]:
    • History Dissertation
    • 30 credit Comparative Histories module
    • 60 credits of Level 3 Philosophy modules

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
PHL3040 Philosophy Dissertation [Pathway A ]30No
HIH3005 General Third-Year Dissertation [Pathway B]30No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
PHL Final Stage CH Philosophy option modules 2023-4 30-60 credits of optional modules
PHL3013 Virtues and Vices 15 No
PHL3014 Symbolic Logic 15 No
PHL3018 Sex and Death: Introduction to the Philosophy of Biology 15 No
PHL3026 Philosophy of Science 15 No
PHL3038 The Self 15 No
PHL3078 Critical Theory: The Frankfurt School and Communicative Capitalism 15 No
PHL3079 Feminist Philosophy: Gender, Race and Class 15 No
PHL3080 Philosophical Frontiers 15 No
PHL3045 Aesthetics 15 No
PHL3052 Epistemology 15 No
PHL3053 History of Philosophy 15 No
PHL3054 Philosophy of Psychiatry 15 No
PHL3056 The Nature of Normativity 15 No
PHL3060 Philosophy of Emotion 15 No
PHL3111 The Deep Past, History and Humanity 15 No
PHL3113 Practical Ethics 15 No
PHL3114 Aristotle's Ethics 15 No
PHL3117 Philosophy and Psychedelics 15 No
PHL3118 Animal Minds and Animal Ethics 15 No
PHL3119 Philosophy and Sociology of Race 15 No
PHL3122 Philosophy of Medicine 15 No
PHL3125 Mind and World in Contemporary Japanese Philosophy 15 No
PHL3126 Hidden Voices in Early Modern Philosophy 15 No
PHL3046A The Holocaust, Genocide and Society 30 No
PHL3096 Cyborg Studies 15 No
HISS SF BA Comparative 2023-4
HIH3632 Violence 30 No
HIH3633 Revolutions 30 No
HIH3617 News, Media and Communication 30 No
HIH3634 Race, Resistance, and Decolonisation 30 No
HIH3619 Sexualities 30 No
HIH3626 Heroes: Conceptions, Constructions and Representations 30 No
HIH3628 Civil Wars 30 No
History UG Final Year Special Subjects 2024-5 Special Subjects
HIH3415 Everyday Stalinism: Life in the Soviet Union, 1928-53 60 Yes
HIH3416 Critics of Empire 60 Yes
HIH3417 The Yes, Minister Files: Perspectives on British Government since 1914 60 Yes
HIH3422 Street Protest and Social Movements in the Modern Era 60 Yes
HIH3426 Health and its Politics in the 20th Century 60 Yes
HIH3430 From the Grand Tour to Gladiator: Modern encounters with the ancient world 60 Yes
HIH3433 Beyond Cannibalism: Indigenous Peoples and the European Colonisation of Brazil, 1500-1822 60 Yes
HIH3434 The Body in Early Modern England 60 Yes
HIH3436 Engendering Empire: Making the British Imperial World 60 Yes
HIH3437 Death to the Traitors: Rebellion and Resisting Tyranny in the Middle Ages 60 Yes
HIH3438 The Rise of Capitalism in Britain 1660-1830 60 Yes
HIH3439 Women's Experience in Britain: Race, Class and Gender since 1945 60 Yes
HIH3441 Britons Abroad: The Experience of Travel, c. 1650-1900 60 Yes
HIH3442 From Its Cradle to Its Grave? The National Health Service in Britain, 1948-Present 60 Yes
HIH3444 Them and Us: Imagining the Social "Other" in Britain since the 1880s 60 Yes
HIH3450 Decolonisation and Colonial Conflict 60 Yes
HIH3451 Borders and Mobilities in Postcolonial South Asia 60 Yes
HIH3452 Whiteness: A Global History 60 Yes
HIH3448 Britain and the Age of Revolution, 1775-1832 60 Yes
HISS SF BA Co-listed 2023-4
MLG3036 Dictatorships on Display: History Exhibitions in Germany and Austria 15 No
SML3014 Socialist Thought and Practice in Latin America and Africa 15 No
MLR3027 The Making of Underground Russia, 1825-1917 15 No
THE3224 Modern Jewish History and Thought 30 No
ARA3047 Oral History: Principles and Practice 15 No
ARA3048 Oral History: Principles and Practice 30 No
ARA3136 The History and Political Development of Iraq 15 No
ARA3140 The Kurds: History and Politics 15 No
ARA3162 Britain in the Middle East, 1798-1977 15 No
ARA3197 The Arabian Nights: Perception and Reception 15 No
ARA2161 The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 15 No
ARAM251 Esotericism and the Magical Tradition 30 No
ARC2123 Sustainability and Collapse in Past Societies 15 No
ARC3123 Sustainability and Collapse in Past Societies 15 No
ARC2401 Understanding the Landscape of Medieval Britain 15 No
ARC3401 Understanding the Landscape of Medieval Britain 15 No
ARC2406 Medieval Castles in Context 15 No
ARC3406 Medieval Castles in Context 15 No
ARC2120 Things and Us: Ancient and Contemporary Material Culture 15 No
ARC3120 Things and Us: Ancient and Contemporary Material Culture 15 No

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. PHILOSOPHY: Show familiarity with philosophical ideas about the nature of society and the social sciences
2. Reflect upon the conditions of human social life.
3. Show familiarity with the history of modern philosophy (18.1).
4. Demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts in epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophies of mind and nature (18.2).
5. Analyse concepts in ethics(18.3).
6. Analyse and criticise substantial works by important historical and contemporary moral and political philosophers (18.2 and 18.3).
7. Engage in logical and conceptual analysis and abstract reasoning (23.2, 23.4, 23.6).
8. Demonstrate understanding (at increasing depth, according to level) of issues (increasingly complex, according to level) arising from the subject matter of the elective modules taken.
9. HISTORY: Demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical problems confronting historians
10. Demonstrate knowledge of the recurring themes in History, such as class, gender, ethnicity, religion and war, and of the main themes in particular topics selected for modules; trace the key developments within a topic and relate them to an overall conception of the subject matter; evaluate complex themes in History; and make close specialist evaluation of key developments within particular periods/topics.
11. Show awareness of the variety of approaches taken to historical research; ability to evaluate the professionalism and scholarly value of historical works; ability to evaluate the reasons for changes in historiographical approaches
12. Define a suitable research topic in the subject area and pursue it to completion.
13. Use different types of historical source; evaluate different and complex types of historical source; use primary sources in a professional manner.
14. Present work in the format expected of historians, including footnoting and bibliographical references.
15. Show knowledge of how quantitative data can be used in historical research.

In explicit terms, 1 and 2 are developed through lectures, seminars and essay work on PHL1002A and PHL1005A; 3 and 4 through similar methods and strategies on Knowledge and Reality, Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Nature; 5 and 6 through similar methods on Ethics; and 7 through similar methods on PHL2010A, PHL2012. However, depending on the student’s chosen portfolio of modules, they will be developed, with increasing intensity as s/he progresses through the Stages, on the elective modules as well. 8 is developed through the optional modules taken. The level of competence expected of students intensifies at each stage of the programme.

9, 10 and 11 are developed at stage 1 in the History core modules, though lectures, seminars, and written work. 9 is further developed, especially, in the Comparatives modules, where taken. 10 and 11 form the backbone of all History modules taken at all stages, but the level of complexity and nuance develops according to stage. The choice of essays that they are given in all modules develops 12 in students from the outset of their programme. Where applicable, students are encouraged to use the stage 2 'Doing History' as a way of addressing 12, and concentrate on doing so in the History Dissertation at stage 3; it is also developed throughout the programme through essay work. 13 is a requirement of all History modules, but there is particular primary source emphasis developing in complexity as the student progresses through the stages of the programme at stage 1 in History Sources and Skills, at stage 2 in History Options (and 'Doing History', where applicable) and at stage 3 in whichever are opted for among History Options, Special Subject and Dissertation. Students are given clear guidelines about 14 in the Philosophy and History Undergraduate Handbook, are instructed in such matters in the History Foundation, and are expected to demonstrate it in all modules. 15 is developed through the Sources and Skills modules and may be developed in other modules, particularly, but not solely, some of the elective modules in History, Economy and Culture, which are open to Philosophy and History students.

The assessment of these skills is through a combination of the following:

Term-time essays 1-15

Oral presentations 1-15

Examinations (and, where applicable, 'Doing History' and History or Philosophy Dissertation work).

The criteria of assessment pay full recognition to the importance of the various skills outlined. 

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

16. Draw thematic comparisons between material from different sources. Examine critically any form of discourse arising from the close reading and analysis of texts. (LRS 4.5.1)
17. Show awareness of contrasting approaches to research.
18. Judge between competing views
19. Show a clear understanding of the nature of both qualitative and quantitative evidence.
20. Show clear awareness of the basic philosophical questions arising from academic research.
21. Think and write broadly about large themes.
22. Ability to reason inductively and deductively.
23. Ability to understand formal and informal fallacies of language and thought.
24. Comprehend complex terminology and discourses, and deploy such terminology in a comprehensible manner
25. Use a library and the world-wide web to find information.
26. Deploy argument, based on professional standards of evidence use
27. Identify problems of reliability and bias in, and more generally evaluate, evidence.).
28. Collate data from a range of sources
29. Reference sources accurately in written work.
30. Answer questions concisely and persuasively in writing.
31. Present work and answer questions orally.
32. Ask pertinent and intellectually demanding questions of other students.
33. Focus on and comprehend complex texts.

These skills are developed throughout the degree programme, but the emphasis becomes more complex as students move from stage to stage. They are developed through lectures and seminars, written work, and oral work (both presentation and class discussion).

These skills are assessed through the following:
Term-time essays 16-33
Assessed presentations 16-33
Examinations. 16-33

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

34. Undertake independent study and ability to work to deadlines.
35. Use a word processor and the world-wide web to a high standard.
36. Digest, select and organise material for written work and oral presentations, and write to varying word lengths
37. Evaluate own work.
38. Sit timed, unseen examinations of a challenging nature.
39. Participate in oral discussions; present and evaluate complex arguments and ideas orally; digest, select and organise material for oral presentations.
40. Formulate and express ideas at different levels of abstraction
41. Work with others as part of a team on challenging material
42. Interact effectively with peers and staff.
43. Undertake group work, including the presentation and discussion of material in groups.
44. Plan the execution of demanding work over a very long time scale. If taking History Varieties
45. Evaluate peers work formally in a structured setting

34 is an essential part of the successful completion of the programme.

35 is developed through the requirement that all written work be word-processed, and through the requirement on students to use the WWW for bibliographical searches.

36 is developed through essay and presentation work throughout the programme.

37 is developed through the self-assessment of work in the stage 1 History Sources and Skills module, and through the qualitative self-assessment involved in completing cover sheets for all essays and presentations.

38 is developed through practice: at all stages, students are partly assessed by timed, unseen examinations.

39 is developed through seminars, which form the whole (History Sources and Skills, and, where applicable, Special Subjects) or part basis of all modules.

40 is developed throughout the Philosophy side of the programme, but most explicitly in PHL1002A and PHL1005A.

The skills in 41 and 42 are developed to some extent in all modules, through interaction in seminars and in discussion with tutors about essay work, and in response to criticism both collective and individual. However, there is particular emphasis on 41 (and 43) in stage 1 Sources and Skills, where students work as part of a team to present and respond to the presentations of others, and in the group presentations in History Varieties at stage 3.

44 is developed through the through the Stage 3 Dissertation, which has a single end of year deadline, and, where applicable, 'Doing History' at stage 2 (3 formal deadlines over the year).

 

The skills in 34, 35 and 36 are assessed in all History modules.

36 is covered by the fact that students write essays which are summatively assessed of differing lengths, via 1,500 words in Understanding the Medieval and Early Modern World, Understanding the Modern World, 3,000 in Specials, 3,000 in Options, and 9-10,000 in the Dissertation: sources work for Specials varies from 500 or 1,000 words to 2,000 words in length. In addition, where applicable, presentations are formally assessed  by peers with tutor moderation in Making History, and by the tutor in Specials.

Self-assessment (37) forms the basis of summative assessment in Sources and Skills. 

Formative assessment of work in seminars (39) takes place in Options, and there is assessment of presentations as stated above.

40 is assessed explicitly on PHL1005A and forms a basic tenet of examination elsewhere in the Philosophy side of the programme.

44 is covered by the Dissertation (in either subject) and, (where applicable), to a lesser extent, 'Doing History'.

Where applicable, team work skills are formally assessed in Uses of the Past - Group Wiki by peer assessment of group presentations (41-43, 45).

7. Programme Regulations

Classification

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

Personal and Academic tutoring: It is University policy that all Colleges should have in place a system of academic and personal tutors. The role of academic tutors is to support you on individual modules; the role of personal tutors is to provide you with advice and support for the duration of the programme and extends to providing you with details of how to obtain support and guidance on personal difficulties such as accommodation, financial difficulties and sickness. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.

As an undergraduate or postgraduate taught student in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies you will be allocated a Personal Tutor at the commencement of your studies. In normal circumstances your Personal Tutor will remain your tutor throughout your study programme. Your Personal Tutor is normally available through scheduled office hours, but should also see you as a matter of course three or four times a year (depending on your year of study); these meetings may typically commence soon after registration. These meetings will take place once or twice mid-year to discuss your progress and to perhaps consider Personal Development Planning (ePDP) and once to discuss your overall performance. The ePDP is a particularly useful developmental tool which you are encouraged to utilize and which is accessible though the Exeter Learning Environment (ELE).

You should feel that you are able to approach your personal tutor for advice, pastoral support or academic support in a wider sense.

Library, ELE and other resources provided to support this programme:
The Library offers you core services for learning and research. Whilst the various locations house a large collection of materials and services, many of our resources are available online through this website http://as.exeter.ac.uk/library/ for you to use at home, work or wherever you are located for your study. Each discipline has a subject librarian on hand to help you to find resources and we also work with tutors to digitize reading lists for inclusion in the Exeter Learning Environment (ELE).

Exeter Learning Environment (ELE) is used throughout the University to make course materials available online. You will be able to access module information, presentations, handouts, reading materials as well as interacting with other students and your tutors. Many tutors use ELE to run assessments and set coursework assignments. In addition to the materials provided by your tutors, there are various other resources available on ELE to help you in your studies, for example, you will be able to access your ePDP, the University’s online PDP system, which has been developed to help you keep an ongoing record of your academic, work and extra-curricular experiences, and help you develop action plans and personal statements.

The University provides a range of IT services, including open and training clusters of PCs (available on a 24/7 basis). In the Social Sciences and International Studies College this includes a 24/7 suite in Amory, based in the Law Library and a second one in the St Luke’s Campus Library. These suites are accessible by swiping your university card. The majority of the College also has access to the university’s wireless network. Network access is available from the majority of rooms in University halls of residence through the ResNet system.

At St Luke’s there is also a college-based open access suite (South Cloisters 14) providing access to another 20 machines. Entry is again made by use of your university card and it is open from 8.30am to 7pm Monday to Friday.

All of these suites have the standard ‘palms’ printing systems in them (printing from credit held on your university card). At the St Luke’s Campus there is also a cash-based printing service at the GSE Print Unit based in South Cloisters.

Please see link below for further information on the IT Services facilities on the Exeter Campuses: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/media/universityofexeter/forum/public/Study_map_A4_2pp_Term3.pdf

Helpdesks are maintained on the Streatham and Cornwall campuses.

Student/Staff Liaison Committee enables students & staff to jointly participate in the management and review of the teaching and learning provision.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

10. Admissions Criteria

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

The programme is not subject to accreditation and/ or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) Philosophy and History

19. UCAS Code

VV51

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits ECTS credits

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Honours] History
[Honours] Philosophy

23. Dates

Origin Date

01/10/2000

Date of last revision

29/08/2018