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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Philosophy and Physics


BSc Philosophy joint: First year
Code Module name Credits
PY1012 Reasoning 20 AND
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: PY1000 - PY1999 AND
PY1010 Mind and World 20
PY1011 Moral and Political Controversies 20
PY1012 Reasoning 20
PY1013 The Enlightenment 20
PY1801 Ethical Issues (by Distance Learning) 20
PY1802 Reasoning and Knowledge (by Distance Learning) 20
PY1901 Morality and Human Nature 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 (BSc Joint Honours) Programme Requirements:

20 credits: PY1012;
20 credits: PY2010 and/or PY2012;
20 further credits: 1000- or 2000-Level PY modules;

Please balance your choices across the academic year.

Physics joint: First year
Code Module name Credits
PH1011 Physics 1A 20 AND
PH1012 Physics 1B 20 AND
MT1002 Mathematics 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

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

BSc Philosophy joint: Second year
Code Module name Credits
* View list Between 20 and 40 credits from Module List: PY2010, PY2012 AND
PY2010 Intermediate Logic 20
PY2012 Meaning and Knowing 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 40 credits from Module List: PY1000 - PY1999, PY2000 - PY2999 AND
PY1010 Mind and World 20
PY1011 Moral and Political Controversies 20
PY1012 Reasoning 20
PY1013 The Enlightenment 20
PY1801 Ethical Issues (by Distance Learning) 20
PY1802 Reasoning and Knowledge (by Distance Learning) 20
PY1901 Morality and Human Nature 20
PY2010 Intermediate Logic 20
PY2011 Foundations of Western Philosophy 20
PY2012 Meaning and Knowing 20
PY2013 Moral and Aesthetic Value 20
PY2801 Mind and Reality (by Distance Learning) 20
PY2802 Modern Philosophy: from Descartes to Kant (by Distance Learning) 20
PY2902 Knowledge, Mind and Reality 20
PY2903 Matters of Life and Death 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 (BSc Joint Honours) Programme Requirements:

20 credits: PY1012;
20 credits: PY2010 and/or PY2012;
20 further credits: 1000- or 2000-Level PY modules;

Please balance your choices across the academic year.

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass at grade 11 or better in at least 1 of the modules marked *
Physics joint: Second year
Code Module name Credits
$ PH2011 Physics 2A 30 AND
$ PH2012 Physics 2B 30 AND
~ MT2501 Linear Mathematics 15 AND
~ MT2503 Multivariate Calculus 15 AND
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

Automatic entry to Honours requires

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


BSc Philosophy joint: Third year
Code Module name Credits
PY3100 Reading Philosophy 1: Texts in Language, Logic, Mind, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Science 30 AND
View list At least 30 credits from Module List: PY3200, PY4000 - PY4689, CL4500 - CL4520, ID4801, ID4859
PY3200 Reading Philosophy 2: Texts in Ethics, Metaethics, Religion, Aesthetics and Political Philosophy 30
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 (BSc Joint Honours) Programme Requirements:

30 credits: PY3100
60 - 90* credits - PY3200, PY4000 - PY4689, (PY4698 or PY4699 or PY4794 - in Fourth Year only), CL4500 - CL4520), ID4801, ID4859, (PY4701 with ID4002 - in Fourth Year only)

Students will take either 30 credits or 60 credits of 4000-level, depending on 3000-level modules taken.

*Up to 30 PY Honours credits may be substituted for credits from another subject area and/or level (dip-across or dip-down), provided that permission is obtained from the relevant Head of School.

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

Physics joint: Third year
Code Module name Credits
PH3007 Electromagnetism 15 AND
PH3061 Quantum Mechanics 1 10 AND
PH3062 Quantum Mechanics 2 10 AND
PH3080 Computational Physics 10 AND
PH3081 Mathematics for Physicists 15

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year


BSc Philosophy joint: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
Remaining credits from Module List: PY3200, PY4000 - PY4689, CL4500 - CL4520, ID4801, ID4859, PY4698, - PY4699, PY4794, (PY4701 and ID4002)

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Third and Fourth Year Philosophy (BSc Joint Honours) Programme Requirements:

30 credits: PY3100
60 - 90* credits - PY3200, PY4000 - PY4689, (PY4698 or PY4699 or PY4794 - in Fourth Year only), CL4500 - CL4520), ID4801, ID4859, (PY4701 with ID4002 - in Fourth Year only)

Students will take either 30 credits or 60 credits of 4000-level, depending on 3000-level modules taken.

*Up to 30 PY Honours credits may be substituted for credits from another subject area and/or level (dip-across or dip-down), provided that permission is obtained from the relevant Head of School.

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

Physics joint: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
PH3012 Thermal and Statistical Physics 15 AND
PH4040 Nuclear and Particle Physics with Advanced Skills 15 AND
( PH4111 Physics Project (BSc) 30 OR
View list 30 credits from Module List: AS3000 - AS4999, PH3000 - PH4109, ID4001 )
AS3013 Computational Astrophysics 15
AS4010 Extragalactic Astronomy 15
AS4011 The Physics of Nebulae and Stars 1 15
AS4012 The Physics of Nebulae and Stars 2 15
AS4015 Gravitational and Accretion Physics 15
AS4025 Observational Astrophysics 15
AS4103 Astrophysics Project (BSc) 30
PH3007 Electromagnetism 15
PH3012 Thermal and Statistical Physics 15
PH3014 Transferable Skills for Physicists 15
PH3061 Quantum Mechanics 1 10
PH3062 Quantum Mechanics 2 10
PH3074 Electronics 15
PH3080 Computational Physics 10
PH3081 Mathematics for Physicists 15
PH3082 Mathematics for Chemistry / Physics 20
PH3101 Physics Laboratory 1 15
PH4026 Signals and Information 15
PH4027 Optoelectronics and Nonlinear Optics 15
PH4028 Advanced Quantum Mechanics 15
PH4031 Fluids 15
PH4032 Special Relativity and Fields 15
PH4034 Laser Physics 1 15
PH4035 Principles of Optics 15
PH4036 Physics of Music 15
PH4038 Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics 15
PH4039 Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics 15
PH4040 Nuclear and Particle Physics with Advanced Skills 15
PH4041 Atomic, Nuclear, and Particle Physics 15
PH4042 Concepts in Atomic Physics and Magnetic Resonance 15
PH4043 Studies in Physics and Chemistry 5
PH4044 Advanced Condensed Matter Physics 15
PH4105 Physics Laboratory 2 15
ID4001 Communication and Teaching in Science 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

PH4111 is chosen unless one of CS4098, CS4796, PY4699 is taken.

Further credits may be taken from AS3000 - AS4999, PH3000 - PH4109, ID4001 or modules in other subjects with the approval of the Adviser of Studies.

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 ).