PHILOSOPHY WITH PSYCHOLOGY (BA)
Full-time 2019 entry, AAB, IB 36
As a philosophical psychologist you will learn to understand, critically analyse and construct complex theoretical positions, integrating conceptual arguments and empirical research.
The Philosophy of Mind, including the Philosophy of Psychology, is a key strength of the Philosophy Department. It supports strong teaching and research links with the Psychology Department. Both are widely recognised for the high quality of their research, meaning you will be inspired by learning from academics at the cutting edge of their fields.
We offer an unusually broad range of modules in both Philosophy and Psychology as well as the freedom to choose your own path through the subjects. Our first year is designed to help you develop the skills and confidence to succeed on your selected path, using a variety of methods of teaching and assessment in order to foster your development.
Our main teaching methods are lectures, lecture-discussions, and seminars alongside private study and study skills sessions. Our students benefit from expert guidance from staff in developing strong analytical and critical skills, and our students highly rate the feedback they receive. In addition to compulsory teaching, we also offer many extra academic activities, including optional lectures, colloquia, discussion groups and workshops.
Typically 3 hrs of contact time per week per module, in most cases this would be 2hrs lecture and 1 hr seminar but is variable depending on teaching methods.
Seminar sizes are typically 12-15 students. Lectures vary by module from 20-220.
We track your progress and provide you with feedback through regular non assessed work, assessed essays and written examinations. Your final degree classification is based on assessed essays, other assessed work (which may include, for example, group work or video presentations), examinations and an optional dissertation or individual project. Your second and third year work carries equal weight in determining your final degree classification. The intermediate and final years each count for 50% of your degree.
We run successful undergraduate exchanges with Queen’s University, Ontario, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, enabling second-year Philosophy students (single or joint honours) to compete for the chance to spend a full year studying in North America. Modules and examinations taken at Queen’s and Madison count towards your degree.
All students have the opportunity to apply for an intercalated year abroad at one of our partner universities, which currently include: Bourgogne, Dijon; Erasmus, Rotterdam; Copenhagen; Friedrich Schiller, Jena or Cologne; Vienna; Autonoma or Complutense, Madrid or Seville; Rome or Turin; and Koc, Istanbul. The Study Abroad Team in the Office for Global Engagement offers support for these activities, and the Department’s dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator can provide more specific information and assistance.
Study skills will be built into your core modules in the first year. In those modules, you will develop skills in close reading, essay writing, exam technique, critical thinking and presentation. As well as the opportunity of individual careers appointments, there are a wide range of events and workshops – including small workshops for people with no career ideas, speaker events for people interested in a certain sector, and large career fairs for organisations wanting to recruit a large number of graduates each year.
We also offer specific sessions for second and third years, directed as honours level assessed work. Warwick also offers the Undergraduate Skills Programme and Academic Writing Programme to help you further develop academic and career-related skills.
"The tutors within the department are always available during their office hours and will encourage you to actually ‘do’ Philosophy rather than just memorize the ideas of Philosophers for your exams."
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A level: AAB
Contextual data and differential offers: Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).
- Access Courses: Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must meet essential subject requirements.
- Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP website.
- We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.
Central Themes in Philosophy
Mind and Reality
Plato and Descartes
Logic 1: Introduction to Symbolic Logic.
EITHER Brain and Behaviour OR Psychology in Context
+ 30 CATS options.
- Language and Thought
- History of Modern Philosophy
- Developmental Psychology
- + 30 CATS philosophy options
- + 30 CATS philosophy or psychology options
- + 30 CATS options
- 60 CATS philosophy, including at least three modules from this list:
- Philosophy of Mind
- Philosophy of Mind
- Origins of Mind
- Joint Action
- Social Cognition
- Perception and Cognition
- Relevant philosophy modules, potentially including:
- Individual Project or Dissertation, by agreement with course convenors,
- 30 CATS psychology options
- 30 CATS options
Selection of optional modules that current students are studying:
Philosophy, Literature and Film; The Ethics of Sociability; Aristotle; Montaigne’s Essays.
We work closely with the University Careers and Skills department and Alumni.
Our graduates enter a wide variety of careers, including: Analyst, EY; Marketing Co-ordinator, City and Guilds; Business Development, Bureau Recruitment; News Editor, European College of Liberal Arts; Assistant in Civil Service, Ministry of Justice. We invite alumni onto campus to speak with current students about career options.
A level AAB, to include grade A in English Literature or English Language and Literature
IB 36, to include 6 in Higher Level English Literature or English Language and Literature
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)
3 years full time
24 September 2019
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
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There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.
This information is applicable for 2019 entry.