The graduate philosophy courses at LSE address issues on the intersection of philosophy and the sciences, the social sciences and policy-making, and they aim to equip students with powerful graduate-level tools for modern career paths.

The following is a list of graduate courses to be taught in the department of Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method during the 2016/7 academic year, along with their availability for students on each of our MSc programmes.

Course offerings are dependent on staff availability and, as such, we cannot guarantee that all of these courses will be taught in each academic year. Please refer to the LSE Graduate Course Guides for further information.

 

C = Compulsory | O = Optional | X = Unavailable

Course (H = Half-Unit)MSc in Philosophy and Public PolicyMSc in Philosophy of ScienceMSc in Philosophy of the Social SciencesMSc in Economics and Philosophy
PH400 Philosophy of ScienceOC/O (Students must take either PH400 or PH458
+ one other half unit philosophy course)
OO
PH405 Philosophy of the Social SciencesOO (if PH413 not taken)C/O (Students must take either PH405 or PH413)O
PH413 Philosophy of EconomicsOO (if PH405 not taken)C/O (Students must take either PH405 or PH413)O
PH415 Philosophy and Public PolicyCXXO
PH416 Philosophy, Morals and PoliticsC/O (Students must take either PH416 or PH458
+ one other half unit philosophy course)
XOO
PH418 Dissertation Seminar – Economics and PhilosophyXXXC
PH419 Set Theory and Further LogicXOOO
PH421 Dissertation Seminar – Philosophy and Public PolicyCXXX
PH422 Dissertation Seminar – Philosophy of Social ScienceXXCX
PH425 Business and Organisational Ethics (H)OOOO
PH427 Genes, Brains and Society (H)OOOO
PH428 Emotion, Cognition and Behaviour: Science and Policy (H)OOOO
PH430 Einstein for Everyone: From time travel to the edge of the universe (H)OOOO
PH431 Physics and the City: From Quantum Jumps to Stock Market Crashes (H)OOOO
PH445 Dissertation Seminar – Philosophy of ScienceXCXX
PH451: Advanced Topics in the Philosophy of Physics (Not For Credit)OOOO
PH432 Effective Philanthropy: Ethics and Evidence (H)OOOO
PH456 Rationality and ChoiceOOOO
PH458 Evidence and Policy (H)C/O (Students must take either PH416 or PH458
+ one other half unit philosophy course)
C/O (Students must take either PH400 or PH458
+ one other half unit philosophy course)
OO
PH499 DissertationCCCC

 

This information is provided for guidance only. The definitive statement of all of the School’s regulations can be found on the LSE Calendar.