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Programme Specification for the 2023/4 academic year

BA (Hons) Philosophy and History

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) Philosophy and History Programme codeUFA3HPSHPS38
Study mode(s)Full Time
Academic year2023/4
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 at the University of Exeter gives you the tools you need to study the history that interests you.  It develops a broad foundation of skills and knowledge in the first year, builds on this in the second year as you begin to become an independent researcher, and culminates in the opportunity to produce highly specialised work in the final year, including the study of a particular subject in depth. There is a huge amount of module choice available to you, covering time periods from the Roman Empire to the early twenty-first century, and topics as diverse as migration and mobility, indigenous peoples in Latin America, the history of health and its politics, women in society, the Vikings, magic and witchcraft in early modern Europe, and histories of material things.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

1. To offer you an excellent Honours-level education in Philosophy and History.
2. To ensure that graduates from the programme are useful, productive and questioning members of society.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. To develop your competence in the specific skills required in History and in Philosophy, and in core academic and personal and key skills.
6. 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 following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme.

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

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

You may take optional modules 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.

You may take elective modules up to 30 credits outside of the programme in any stage 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.

Stage 1


Stage 1: 45 credits of compulsory History modules, 45 credits of compulsory Philosophy modules, 15 credits of optional History modules, and 15 credits of optional Philosophy modules.

Compulsory Modules

a  You must take at least 3 out of the 4 core Philosophy modules PHL1002A, PHL1002B, PHL1005A, and PHL1006.

You must select HIH1421 Understanding Medieval and Early Modern History OR HIH1422 Understanding Modern History.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
PHL1002A Knowledge and Reality 1 [See note a above]15No
PHL1002B Knowledge and Reality 2 [See note a above]15No
PHL1005A Evidence and Argument 1 [See note a above]15No
PHL1006 Introduction to Philosophical Analysis [See note a above]15No
HIH1137 Becoming a Historian: Core 15Yes
HIH1421 Understanding Medieval and Early Modern History [See note b above]30No
HIH1422 Understanding Modern History [See note b above]30No

Optional Modules

c  Select 15 credits of either the final core Philosophy module, or one of the Stage 1 Option Philosophy modules

d  Select 15 credits from Stage 1 Option Modules History

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
PHL Stage 1 CH Philosophy option modules 2023-4 [See note c above]
PHL1004 Philosophical Problems 1 15 No
PHL1007 Philosophical Reading 1 15 No
PHL1009 Philosophies of Art 15 No
PHL1010 Introduction to Asian Philosophy 15 No
PHL1013 Philosophy of Morality 15 No
PHL1112 Philosophy of Film 15 No
HISS S1 new BA SH opt 2023-4 [See note d above]
HIH1002 Losing an Empire, Finding a Role: Britain Since 1945 15 No
HIH1014 The Body in Eighteenth-Century Britain 15 No
HIH1042 Murder in Early Modern England 15 No
HIH1043 The Collapse of Communism in Central-Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union 15 No
HIH1051 Everyday Life in the Anglophone Caribbean, c.1900-1966 15 No
HIH1053 Gender and Sexuality in the Middle Ages 15 No
HIH1138 Medieval, Manufactured? Uses and Reuses of the Middle Ages 15 No
HIH1408 The Dissolution of the Monasteries 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
HIH1585 Ladies of the Night: Prostitution in the Victorian World 15 No
HIH1586 Early Modern Venice: Representations and Myths 15 No
HIH1597 Serfdom in Late Medieval England 15 No
HIH1600 Images of Stalinism 15 No
HIH1607 JFK 15 No
HIH1612 Renaissance Florence 1350-1550 15 No
HIH1614 Environment and Industry, 1750-1950: Global Perspectives 15 No
HIH1615 Imperial Science, Race, and Exploration in the Long 19th Century 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
HIH1140 Confinement, Care, Cure: Psychiatric Institutions in the Twentieth Century 15 No
HIH1539 Early Modern Things: Materials as Historical Sources 15 No
HIH1534 Maritime Power in the Age of Nelson 15 No
HIH1532 The History of Strategic Thinking 15 No
HIH1412 Early Modern Magic and Witchcraft 15 No

Stage 2


Stage 2: 45 credits of compulsory Philosophy modules, 15 credits of optional Philosophy modules, 60 credits of optional History modules

Compulsory Modules

e  You must take at least 3 out of the 6 core Philosophy modules PHL2010A, PHL2011A, PHL2015, PHL2016, PHL2018, and PHL2118.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
PHL2010A Philosophy of Mind 1 [See note e above]15No
PHL2011A The Philosophy of Nature 1 [See note e above]15No
PHL2015 Body and Mind [See note e above]15No
PHL2016 Metaphysics [See note e above]15No
PHL2018 Philosophy of Language [See note e above]15No
PHL2118 Moral agency in social context [See note e above]15No

Optional Modules

f  Select 15 credits from Stage 2 Philosophy Option Modules or a further core module from above.

 

Select 60 credits from a single History Route A, B, C or D . You must take HIH2237 Doing History in the Digital Age if you intend to select HIH3005 History Dissertation or HIH3006 Research Dissertation in the final stage).

History Route A
2 History option modules. Ancient History Dissertation in final stage

History Route B
HIH2002 Uses of the Past + 1 other History option. Ancient History Dissertation in final stage

History Route C
HIH2237 Doing History in the Digital Age + 1 other History option. History Dissertation in final stage

History Route D
HIH2237 Doing History in the Digital Age + HIH2002 Uses of the Past. History Dissertation in final stage

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
PHL Stage 2 CH Philosophy option modules 2023-4 [See note f above]
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 2022-3 History Pathway A
HIH2014A Decolonisation and the Collapse of the British Empire, 1919-1968 30 No
HIH2032A Europe 1650-1800: From Enlightenment to Romanticism 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
HIH2218A Religion, Society and Culture in Tudor England 30 No
HIH2224A African Modernities: Popular Cultures in Twentieth Century Africa 30 No
HIH2234 Sailors, Slavery and Piracy: The Atlantic World, 1600 - 1800 30 No
HIH2590 An Age of Iron? Europe in the Tenth Century 30 No
HIH2592 Science, Empire, and Natural History Museums: A Global Perspective 30 No
HIH2587 The Other Renaissance: Religion, Knowledge, and Power in the Twelfth Century 30 No
HIH2011A Forgetting Fascism, Remembering Communism: Memory in Modern Europe 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
HIH2179A The American Empire 30 No
HIH2185A China in the World, 1500-1840 30 No
HIH2208A Medieval Paris 30 No
HIH2233 The British World c.1860-1975 30 No
HIH2591 Philip Augustus and the Making of France, 1180-1223 30 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt B 2022-3 History Pathway B
HIH2002 Uses of the Past 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
HIH2179A The American Empire 30 No
HIH2185A China in the World, 1500-1840 30 No
HIH2208A Medieval Paris 30 No
HIH2233 The British World c.1860-1975 30 No
HIH2591 Philip Augustus and the Making of France, 1180-1223 30 No
HIH2011A Forgetting Fascism, Remembering Communism: Memory in Modern Europe 30 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt C 2022-3 History Pathway C
HIH2001 Doing History: Perspectives on Sources 30 No
HIH2014A Decolonisation and the Collapse of the British Empire, 1919-1968 30 No
HIH2032A Europe 1650-1800: From Enlightenment to Romanticism 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
HIH2218A Religion, Society and Culture in Tudor England 30 No
HIH2224A African Modernities: Popular Cultures in Twentieth Century Africa 30 No
HIH2234 Sailors, Slavery and Piracy: The Atlantic World, 1600 - 1800 30 No
HIH2590 An Age of Iron? Europe in the Tenth Century 30 No
HIH2592 Science, Empire, and Natural History Museums: A Global Perspective 30 No
HIH2587 The Other Renaissance: Religion, Knowledge, and Power in the Twelfth Century 30 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt D 2022-3 History Pathway D
HIH2001 Doing History: Perspectives on Sources 30 No
HIH2002 Uses of the Past 30 No

Stage 3


Stage 3: 0-30 credits of compulsory Philosophy modules, 0-30 credits of compulsory History modules, 30-60 credits of optional Philosophy modules, and 30-60 credits of optional History modules.

Compulsory Modules

Route A or B taken in Stage 2 - Select PHL3040 Philosophy Dissertation

 

Route C or D taken in stage 2 - Select either HIH3005 History Dissertation or HIH3006 History Research Dissertation.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
PHL3040 Philosophy Dissertation 30No
HIH3005 General Third-Year Dissertation 30No
HIH3006 Research Project Dissertation 30No

Optional Modules

Route A or B taken in Stage 2 - Select 30 Credits of Philosophy Options. Select a Special Subject pair (consisting of both a Sources and Context module) for 60 credits.

Route C or D taken in stage 2 - Select 30 credits from Concepts Modules, or 30 credits of option modules from outside of History via modularity.  Select 60 credits of Philosophy options.

If choosing option modules outside of your named subjects, you must make sure that your total for both History and Philosophy is 90 credits each over the second and final year. This is to insure you meet the requirements needed for the degree title.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
PHL SF BA CH opt 2023-4 Philosophy Options
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
PHL3061 Philosophy of Law 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
THE3185 Incarnation: Topics in Philosophical Theology 30 No
SPA3001 Debates, Issues and Practices 15 No
HISS SF BA Sources and Contexts 2022-3 Special Subjects
HIH3042 Britain and the Age of Revolution, 1775-1832 (Sources) 30 No
HIH3043 Britain and the Age of Revolution, 1775-1832 (Context) 30 No
HIH3157 The Irish Revolution, 1912-23: Sources 30 No
HIH3158 The Irish Revolution, 1912-23: Context 30 No
HIH3167 Violence or Non-Violence? Gandhi and Popular Movements in India, 1915-1950: Sources 30 No
HIH3168 Violence or Non-Violence? Gandhi and Popular Movements in India, 1915-1950: Context 30 No
HIH3170 From the Grand Tour to Gladiator: Modern Encounters with the Ancient World: Sources 30 No
HIH3171 From the Grand Tour to Gladiator: Modern Encounters with the Ancient World: Context 30 No
HIH3187 Everyday Stalinism: Life in the Soviet Union, 1928-53: Sources 30 No
HIH3188 Everyday Stalinism: Life in the Soviet Union, 1928-53: Context 30 No
HIH3250 Colonial Conflict and Decolonisation 1918-1975: Sources 30 No
HIH3251 Colonial Conflict and Decolonisation 1918-1975: Context 30 No
HIH3257 The Russian Revolution: Sources 30 No
HIH3258 The Russian Revolution: Context 30 No
HIH3266 Magic in the Middle Ages: Sources 30 No
HIH3267 Magic in the Middle Ages: Context 30 No
HIH3277 The Medieval Reformation: Sources 30 No
HIH3278 The Medieval Reformation: Context 30 No
HIH3298 Law, Politics and Society across the British Empire, 1750-1960: Sources 30 No
HIH3299 Law, Politics and Society across the British Empire, 1750-1960: Context 30 No
HIH3314 Governing the World: A History of Internationalism from WW1 to the Present: Context 30 No
HIH3315 Governing the World: A History of Internationalism from WW1 to the Present: Sources 30 No
HIH3316 The Holocaust and Nazi Occupation of Eastern Europe, 1939-1945: Context 30 No
HIH3317 The Holocaust and Nazi Occupation of Eastern Europe, 1939-1945: Sources 30 No
HIH3318 Health and its Politics in the 20th Century: Sources 30 No
HIH3319 Health and its Politics in the 20th Century: Context 30 No
HIH3324 Britain and Slavery: Sources 30 No
HIH3325 Britain and Slavery: Context 30 No
HIH3326 Reform, Resistance and Revolution, 1500-1750: Histories from Below: Context 30 No
HIH3327 Reform, Resistance and Revolution, 1500-1750: Histories from Below: Sources 30 No
HIH3132 The Body in Early Modern England: Sources 30 No
HIH3133 The Body in Early Modern England: Context 30 No
HIH3639 Beyond Cannibalism: Indigenous Peoples and the European Colonisation of Brazil, 1500-1822: Context 30 No
HIH3640 Beyond Cannibalism: Indigenous Peoples and the European Colonisation of Brazil, 1500-1822: Sources 30 No
HIH3635 The Population Problem: Conservation, Eugenics, and Food in the Twentieth Century (Contexts) 30 No
HIH3636 The Population Problem: Conservation, Eugenics, and Food in the Twentieth Century (Sources) 30 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, PHL2118 Moral agency in social context.

However, depending on the student’s chosen portfolio of modules, they will be developed, with increasing intensity as the student 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, forming the backbone of all History modules taken at all stages, with the level of complexity and nuance developing according to stage. The choice of coursework assignments in all modules develops 12 in students from the outset of their programme. 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. 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.

Coursework 1-15

Oral presentations 1-15

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, seminars, workshops, written work or work in various digital media, and oral work (both presentation and class discussion).

These skills are assessed through the following:

Coursework 16-33
Assessed presentations 16-33
Examinations (Philosophy only)

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 ICT 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 (Philosophy)
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.
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 submitted electronically, and through the digital nature of several forms of assessment.

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

37 is developed through 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 (Philosophy).

39 is developed through seminars, which form the whole 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, 42, and 43 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.

44 is developed through the through the Stage 3 Dissertation, which has a single end of year deadline.

These skills are assessed either formatively or summatively in all History modules.

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.

 

7. Programme Regulations

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for all taught programmes can be found in the TQA Manual, specifically in the Credit and Qualifications Framework, and the Assessment, Progression and Awarding: Taught Programmes Handbook. Additional information, including Generic Marking Criteria, can be found in the Learning and Teaching Support Handbook.

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.

You should feel that you are able to approach your personal tutor for 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.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Please refer to the University Academic Policy and Standards guidelines regarding support for students and students' learning.

10. Admissions Criteria

Undergraduate applicants must satisfy the Undergraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Postgraduate applicants must satisfy the Postgraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Specific requirements required to enrol on this programme are available at the respective Undergraduate or Postgraduate Study Site webpages.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

(Quality Review Framework.

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

Not applicable to this programme.

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) Philosophy and History

19. UCAS Code

Not applicable to this programme.

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits

360

ECTS credits

180

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

Level 1
Level 1

23. Dates

Origin Date

01/10/2000

Date of last revision

19/09/2023