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MSc in Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Programme Code: TMPHSS

Department: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

For students starting this programme of study in 2021/22

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Papers 1, 2 & 3

Courses to the value of 3.0 units from the following. Students must take at least one of PH405 and PH413:


EH428 History of Economics: Making Political Economy into a Social Science (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)


EH429 History of Economics: Ideas, Policy and Performativity (0.5)


PH400 Philosophy of Science (1.0) #


PH405 Philosophy of the Social Sciences (1.0)


PH413 Philosophy of Economics (1.0) #


PH416 Philosophy, Morals and Politics (1.0)


PH419 Set Theory and Further Logic (1.0) #


PH425 Business and Organisational Ethics (0.5)


PH427 Genes, Brains and Society (0.5)


PH430 Einstein for Everyone: From time travel to the edge of the universe (0.5) #


PH431 Physics and Uncertainty: From Quantum Jumps to Stock Market Crashes (0.5) #


PH433 Philosophy of Gender and Race (0.5)


PH456 Rationality and Choice (1.0) #


PH458 Evidence and Policy (0.5)


Subject to approval, students may take up to one unit of non-PH courses not listed above. This would be instead of either EH428 and/or EH429 and not in addition to these courses.

Paper 4

PH499 Dissertation (1.0)


Students must also take the following non-assessed seminar:


PH422 Dissertation Seminar - Philosophy of Social Science (0.0)

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.