You will take the specialist course Philosophy and Public Policy, and choose between a further two philosophy courses. You will choose your other option(s) from within the Department or across the School.
In addition, you will take part in the non-assessed dissertation seminar, which will prepare you to complete your dissertation of 10,000 words on philosophical aspects of a public policy issue.
(* denotes half unit)
Philosophy and Public Policy
Examines the design and evaluation of public policies from the perspective of moral and political philosophy.
Research and Writing Seminar in Philosophy and Public Policy
A non-assessed course that will prepare you to write your dissertation.
An independent research project on an approved topic of your choice, of 10,000 words.
Courses to the value of one unit from a range of options
Philosophy, Morals and Politics
Covers central topics in moral and political philosophy
Evidence and Policy*
Advocates that good policy decisions – concerning climate, conservation, international development, poverty, education, medicine, health etc, require a rationally based view of whether the proposed policy will (or is likely to) bring about the intended outcome.
Courses to the value of one half-unit from a range of options
You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.
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