BSc in Politics and Philosophy 

For all first, second and third year students in 2015-16

Paper

Course number and title

See note

LSE100 The LSE Course: Understanding the causes of things

Year 1

1

PH101

Logic

2

PH103

Reason Knowledge and Values: An Introduction to Philosophy

3

GV100

Introduction to Political Theory

4

GV101

Introduction to Political Science

Year 2

5

Any course from the Government list A

6

Either PH214 Philosophy, Morals and Politics

 

Or GV262 Contemporary Political Theory

7

Either An approved course from the Government list A

 

Or An approved course taught outside the Departments of Government and Philosophy

8

Either PH201 Philosophy of Science

 

Or PH203 Philosophy of the Social Sciences

 

Or PH213 Scientific Revolutions: Philosophical and Historical Issues

 

Or PH220 Scientific Method and Policy 

 

Or PH219 Governing Knowledge: Foundational Issues in Science Policy (H) (withdrawn 15/16)
AND
PH231 Evidence and Policy (H) (withdrawn 15/16)

Year 3

9

Either Any course from the Government list B

 

Or GV390 Government Dissertation Option

 

Or PH399 Dissertation in Philosophy (formerly PH299)

10

PH222 Philosophy and Public Policy

11

Either Any course from Government list A

 

Or An approved course taught outside of the Departments of Government and Philosophy if an outside option was not taken as paper 7.

12

Either Any course from Government list A

 

Or Any course from the Philosophy list

 

Or An approved course taught outside of the Departments of Government and Philosophy

Notes

LSE100 is taken by all students in the Lent Term of Year 1 and the Michaelmas Term of Year 2. The course is compulsory but does not affect the final degree classification.

Government List A

GV225

Public Choice and Politics

GV227

Politics of Economic Policy

GV245

Democracy and Democratisation

GV247

Theories and Problems of Nationalism

GV248

Power and Politics in the Modern World: Comparative Perspectives

GV249

Research Design in Political Science

GV251

Government, Politics and Public Policy in the European Union

GV262

Contemporary Political Theory

GV263

Public Policy Analysis

GV264

Politics and Institutions in Europe

Government List B

GV302

Key Themes in the History of Political Thought

GV303

From Empire to Globalisation (n/a 15/16)

GV305

Sustainability Science and Policy: Problems and Perspectives  (withdrawn 15/16)

GV306

Global Public Policy (H)  (n/a 15/16)

GV308

Leadership in the Political World (H)

GV309

Politics of Money and Finance in Comparative Perspective

GV311

British Government

GV312

Advanced Topics in Government: Executive Politics

GV313

Politics of Trade in Comparative Perspective

GV314

Empirical Research in Government

GV316

Advanced Issues in Applied Political Theory (H)

GV335

African Political Economy (H)

GV366

Political Economy of the Developing World  (n/a 15/16)

Philosophy List

PH201

Philosophy of Science

PH203

Philosophy of the Social Sciences

PH213

Scientific Revolutions: Philosophical and Historical Issues 

PH214

Philosophy, Morals and Politics

PH217

Set Theory and Further Logic

PH219

Governing Knowledge: Foundational Issues in Science Policy (H) (withdrawn 15/16)

PH220

Scientific Method and Policy 

PH221

Problems in Analytic Philosophy

PH225

Business and Organisational Ethics (H)

PH227

Genes, Brains and Society (H)

PH228

Emotion, Cognition and Behaviour: Science and Policy (H)

PH231

Evidence and Policy (H) (withdrawn 15/16)

PH229

Global Justice (H) (n/a 15/16)

PH311

Philosophy of Economics (formerly PH211)

PH399

Dissertation in Philosophy (formerly PH299) (third year only)