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Master of Arts (Honours) Philosophy and Statistics


MA Philosophy (Joint Honours): First year
Code Module name Credits
PY1012 Reasoning 20 AND
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: PY1001 - PY1199 AND
PY1010 Mind and World 20
PY1011 Moral and Political Controversies 20
PY1012 Reasoning 20
PY1013 The Enlightenment 20
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

First and Second Year Philosophy (Joint Honours) Programme Requirements:

20 credits: PY1012;
A minimum of 40 credits: PY2000-PY2103;
A minimum of 20 further credits: PY1001-PY1199, PY2000-PY2103;

Please balance your choices across the academic year.

MA (Joint Honours) Statistics element: First year
Code Module name Credits
MT1002 Mathematics 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

Students without the prerequisite for MT1002 will take MT1001 in Semester 1.


MA Philosophy (Joint Honours): Second year
Code Module name Credits
View list At least 40 credits from Module List: PY2000 - PY2103 AND
PY2010 Intermediate Logic 20
PY2011 Foundations of Western Philosophy 20
PY2012 Meaning and Knowing 20
PY2013 Moral and Aesthetic Value 20
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: PY1001 - PY1199, PY2000 - PY2103 AND
PY1010 Mind and World 20
PY1011 Moral and Political Controversies 20
PY1012 Reasoning 20
PY1013 The Enlightenment 20
PY2010 Intermediate Logic 20
PY2011 Foundations of Western Philosophy 20
PY2012 Meaning and Knowing 20
PY2013 Moral and Aesthetic Value 20
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
Remaining credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

First and Second Year Philosophy (Joint Honours) Programme Requirements:

20 credits: PY1012;
A minimum of 40 credits: PY2000-PY2103;
A minimum of 20 further credits: PY1001-PY1199, PY2000-PY2103;

Please balance your choices across the academic year.

Automatic Entry to Honours requires:
Grades of at least 11 in each module for 40 credits from PY2001 - PY2103 gained at first sitting; OR
Grades of at least 10 in each module for 40 credits from PY2001 - PY2103 with a mean of 12 or above across these modules, at first sitting.

MA (Joint Honours) Statistics element: Second year
Code Module name Credits
^ MT2501 Linear Mathematics 15 AND
^ MT2503 Multivariate Calculus 15 AND
^ MT2504 Combinatorics and Probability 15 AND
^ MT2508 Statistical Inference 15

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ^

BSc / MA Honours

The general requirements are 480 credits over a period of normally four years (and not more than five years) or part-time equivalent, of which the final two years form an approved Honours programme of 240 credits, of which 90 credits are at 4000 or 5000 level and at least a further 120 credits at 3000 and/or 4000 or 5000 levels.


MA Philosophy (Joint Honours): Third year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 30 and 60 credits from Module List: PY3100, PY3200 AND
PY3100 Reading Philosophy 1: Texts in Language, Logic, Mind, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Science 30
PY3200 Reading Philosophy 2: Texts in Ethics, Metaethics, Religion, Aesthetics and Political Philosophy 30
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: PY4000 - PY4689, CL4500 - CL4520, ID4801, ID4859
PY4601 Paradoxes 30
PY4603 Philosophy of Film 30
PY4604 Political Philosophy 30
PY4606 Contemporary Epistemology 30
PY4607 Continental European Philosophy from Descartes to Leibniz 30
PY4608 Political Philosophy in the Age of Revolutions 30
PY4609 Philosophical Methodology 30
PY4610 Philosophy of Perception 30
PY4611 Classical Philosophy 30
PY4612 Advanced Logic 30
PY4614 Philosophy of Mind 30
PY4615 Metaphysics 30
PY4616 Freedom and Action 30
PY4617 The Philosophy of Saul Kripke 30
PY4618 Animals, Minds and Language 30
PY4619 Social Philosophy 30
PY4620 Virtue and Vice 30
PY4621 British Philosophy 1650 - 1800 30
PY4622 Kant's Critical Philosophy 30
PY4624 Philosophy of Art 30
PY4625 Philosophy and Public Affairs: Global Justice 30
PY4626 Life and Death 30
PY4632 Contemporary Philosophy of Language 30
PY4633 Philosophy of Mathematics 30
PY4634 Philosophy of Logic 30
PY4635 Contemporary Moral Theory 30
PY4637 Asian Philosophies 30
PY4638 Philosophy of Religion 30
PY4639 Philosophy of Creativity 30
PY4640 Mediaeval Philosophy 30
PY4641 Nineteenth-century Ethics and Philosophy 30
PY4642 Trust, Knowledge and Society 30
PY4643 Philosophy of Law 30
PY4644 Rousseau on Human Nature, Society, and Freedom 30
PY4645 Philosophy and Literature 30
PY4646 Reasons for Action and Belief 30
PY4647 Humans, Animals, and Nature 30
PY4648 Conceptual Engineering and its Role in Philosophy 30
PY4649 Core Works in Continental Philosophy 30
PY4650 Philosophy, Feminism and Gender 30
PY4651 Effective Altruism 30
PY4652 The Philosophy of Human Rights 30
PY4653 Toleration in the Early Modern Period 30
PY4654 Responsibility, Praise, and Blame 30
PY4655 Advanced Metaethics 30
PY4656 The Philosophy of Love and Sex 30
CL4500 Pleasure, Goodness and Happiness: Hellenistic Ethics 30
CL4502 Ethics and Lifestyles: Philosophy and Ways of Living in Antiquity 30
ID4801 Human Rights, Poverty and Security 30
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Third and Fourth Year Philosophy (Joint Honours) Programme Requirements:30-60 credits: PY3100, PY3200;
30-60 credits: PY4000 - PY4689, (PY4698 or PY4699 or PY4794 - Fourth Year Only), CL4500-CL4520, ID4801, ID4859, (PY4701 and ID4002 - Fourth Year Only);

Up to 30 of these credits may be substituted for credits from another subject area and/or level, provided that permission is obtained from the relevant Head of School.

In total, 210 credits must be achieved at 3000- and 4000-level, including at least 90 credits at 4000-level.

MA (Joint Honours) Statistics element: Third year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 0 and 45 credits from Module List: MT3501, MT3507 - MT3508 AND
MT3501 Linear Mathematics 2 15
MT3507 Mathematical Statistics 15
MT3508 Applied Statistics 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list Between 0 and 20 credits from Module List: MT4531, MT4606, MT5831, MT5701 AND
MT4531 Bayesian Inference 15
MT4606 Statistical Inference 15
MT5831 Advanced Bayesian Inference 20
MT5701 Advanced Statistical Inference 20
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list Between 0 and 20 credits from Module List: MT4607, MT5753 AND
MT4607 Generalised Linear Models and Data Analysis 15
MT5753 Statistical Modelling 20
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: MT3000 - MT4999 (excluding MT4599, MT4794 - MT4797)
MT3501 Linear Mathematics 2 15
MT3502 Real Analysis 15
MT3503 Complex Analysis 15
MT3504 Differential Equations 15
MT3505 Algebra: Rings and Fields 15
MT3506 Techniques of Applied Mathematics 15
MT3507 Mathematical Statistics 15
MT3508 Applied Statistics 15
MT3802 Numerical Analysis 15
MT3832 Mathematical Programming 15
MT3852 Automata, Languages and Complexity 15
MT4003 Groups 15
MT4004 Real and Abstract Analysis 15
MT4005 Linear and Nonlinear Waves 15
MT4111 Symbolic Computation 15
MT4112 Computing in Mathematics 15
MT4113 Computing in Statistics 15
MT4501 Topics in the History of Mathematics 15
MT4507 Classical Mechanics 15
MT4508 Dynamical Systems 15
MT4509 Fluid Dynamics 15
MT4510 Solar Theory 15
MT4511 Asymptotic Methods 15
MT4513 Fractal Geometry 15
MT4514 Graph Theory 15
MT4515 Functional Analysis 15
MT4516 Finite Mathematics 15
MT4519 Number Theory 15
MT4526 Topology 15
MT4527 Time Series Analysis 15
MT4528 Markov Chains and Processes 15
MT4530 Population Genetics 15
MT4531 Bayesian Inference 15
MT4536 Stochastic and Spatial Processes 15
MT4537 Spatial Processes 15
MT4539 Quantitative Risk Management 15
MT4551 Financial Mathematics 15
MT4552 Mathematical Biology 1 15
MT4553 Theory of Electric and Magnetic Fields 15
MT4606 Statistical Inference 15
MT4607 Generalised Linear Models and Data Analysis 15
MT4608 Sampling Theory 15
MT4609 Multivariate Analysis 15
MT4613 Statistical Research in Practice 15
MT4614 Design of Experiments 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Third and Fourth Years:

45 credits: MT3501, MT3507, MT3508;
Between 15 and 20 credits: MT4531, MT4606, MT5831, MT5701;
Between 15 and 20 credits: MT4607, MT5753;
15 Credits: MT4599 or other approved joint Honours project (Fourth Year Only);
Further Credits: MT3000 - MT4999 to a total of 120 credits over 3rd and 4th years;

MA Philosophy (Joint Honours): Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
Remaining credits from Module List: PY3100, PY3200 AND
Remaining credits from Module List: PY4000 - PY4689, CL4500 - CL4520, ID4801, ID4859 AND
Remaining credits from Module List: PY4698. PY4699, PY4794 AND
Remaining credits from Module List: PY4701, ID4002

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Third and Fourth Year Philosophy (Joint Honours) Programme Requirements:30-60 credits: PY3100, PY3200;
30-60 credits: PY4000 - PY4689, (PY4698 or PY4699 or PY4794 - Fourth Year Only), CL4500-CL4520, ID4801, ID4859, (PY4701 and ID4002 - Fourth Year Only);

Up to 30 of these credits may be substituted for credits from another subject area and/or level, provided that permission is obtained from the relevant Head of School.

In total, 210 credits must be achieved at 3000- and 4000-level, including at least 90 credits at 4000-level.

MA (Joint Honours) Statistics element: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 15 and 30 credits from Module List: MT4599, MT4796 AND
MT4599 Project in Mathematics / Statistics 15
MT4796 Joint Project (30cr) 30
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list Between 0 and 45 credits from Module List: MT3501, MT3507 - MT3508 AND
MT3501 Linear Mathematics 2 15
MT3507 Mathematical Statistics 15
MT3508 Applied Statistics 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list Between 0 and 20 credits from Module List: MT4531, MT4606, MT5831, MT5701 AND
MT4531 Bayesian Inference 15
MT4606 Statistical Inference 15
MT5831 Advanced Bayesian Inference 20
MT5701 Advanced Statistical Inference 20
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list Between 0 and 20 credits from Module List: MT4607, MT5753 AND
MT4607 Generalised Linear Models and Data Analysis 15
MT5753 Statistical Modelling 20
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: MT3000 - MT4999 (excluding MT4599, MT4794 - MT4797)
MT3501 Linear Mathematics 2 15
MT3502 Real Analysis 15
MT3503 Complex Analysis 15
MT3504 Differential Equations 15
MT3505 Algebra: Rings and Fields 15
MT3506 Techniques of Applied Mathematics 15
MT3507 Mathematical Statistics 15
MT3508 Applied Statistics 15
MT3802 Numerical Analysis 15
MT3832 Mathematical Programming 15
MT3852 Automata, Languages and Complexity 15
MT4003 Groups 15
MT4004 Real and Abstract Analysis 15
MT4005 Linear and Nonlinear Waves 15
MT4111 Symbolic Computation 15
MT4112 Computing in Mathematics 15
MT4113 Computing in Statistics 15
MT4501 Topics in the History of Mathematics 15
MT4507 Classical Mechanics 15
MT4508 Dynamical Systems 15
MT4509 Fluid Dynamics 15
MT4510 Solar Theory 15
MT4511 Asymptotic Methods 15
MT4513 Fractal Geometry 15
MT4514 Graph Theory 15
MT4515 Functional Analysis 15
MT4516 Finite Mathematics 15
MT4519 Number Theory 15
MT4526 Topology 15
MT4527 Time Series Analysis 15
MT4528 Markov Chains and Processes 15
MT4530 Population Genetics 15
MT4531 Bayesian Inference 15
MT4536 Stochastic and Spatial Processes 15
MT4537 Spatial Processes 15
MT4539 Quantitative Risk Management 15
MT4551 Financial Mathematics 15
MT4552 Mathematical Biology 1 15
MT4553 Theory of Electric and Magnetic Fields 15
MT4606 Statistical Inference 15
MT4607 Generalised Linear Models and Data Analysis 15
MT4608 Sampling Theory 15
MT4609 Multivariate Analysis 15
MT4613 Statistical Research in Practice 15
MT4614 Design of Experiments 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Third and Fourth Years:

45 credits: MT3501, MT3507, MT3508;
Between 15 and 20 credits: MT4531, MT4606, MT5831, MT5701;
Between 15 and 20 credits: MT4607, MT5753;
15 Credits: MT4599 or other approved joint Honours project (Fourth Year Only);
Further Credits: MT3000 - MT4999 to a total of 120 credits over 3rd and 4th years;

Royal Statistical Society (RSS) accreditation

The School has had accreditation since 2003 from the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) for its undergraduate degree programmes in statistics and also for those in mathematics that have appropriate statistical content. For more, see: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/maths/current/ug/information/accreditation

Study abroad

In the case of students who spend part of the Honours programme on a recognised Study Abroad scheme, the Programme Requirements will be amended to take into account overseas courses which are approved by the relevant St Andrews School in the Learning Agreement (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studyabroad/outgoingstudents/AcademicInformation ).