UCL Philosophy


BA Modules

Below is the provisional list of modules running in the 2017/18 academic year. Click on the title to see more information including a module description. Module leader email addresses can be found via the staff pages

PHIL1010 History of Philosophy I
PHIL1011 History of Philosophy II
PHIL1012 Knowledge and Reality
PHIL1013 Introduction to Logic 2
PHIL1014 Introduction to Logic 1
PHIL1015 Introduction to Moral Philosophy
PHIL1016 Introduction to Political Philosophy
PHIL1017 Philosophical Study Skills: Reading, Understanding, and Essay Writing
PHIL2030 Aesthetics
PHIL2031 Morality and Literature
PHIL2032 Applied Ethics
PHIL2033 Metaphysics
PHIL2034 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL2035 Knowledge
PHIL2040 Marxism
PHIL2045 Philosophy of Language
PHIL2047 Ethics
PHIL2048 Intermediate Logic
PHIL2051 Topics in Political Philosophy
PHIL2053 Topics in Aristotle
PHIL2054 Matters of Life and Death
PHIL2055 Truth, Facts and Properties
PHIL3031 Global Justice and Health
PHIL3039 Early Wittgenstein
PHIL3040 Adorno: Art and Politics
PHIL3041 Advanced Topics in Political Philosophy
PHIL3042 Topics in Greek Philosophy: Aristotle
PHIL3043 Making Sense of the Senses
PHIL3044: Kant
PHIL3045 Advanced Class in the Philosophy of Mind
PHIL3054 Philosophy of Religion
PHIL3062 Metaphysics of Science
PHIL3067 Philosophy of Art
PHIL3068 The Philosophical Foundations of Effective Altruism
PHIL3069 Free Speech and Theories of Autonomy
PHIL3070 Metaethics
PHIL3072 Representation and Reality
PHIL3082 Feminism and Philosophy
PHIL3084 20th Century Philosophy
PHIL3087 Equality
PHIL3088 Formal Epistemology
PHIL3089: Advanced Topics on Moral Philosophy: Responsibility, Luck and Excuses
PHIL3097 Topics in Moral Psychology
PHIL3098 Linguistic Semantics and the Philosophy of Language
PHIL3099 Dissertation
PHIL3100 Guided Research Module
PHIL3101 Advanced Tutorials

In addition BA Philosophy students can take the following modules in ESPS (European Social and Political Studies) as Philosophy modules (i.e. do not count as a module from another department): 

Module code Title Area Staff  Term
ESPS4202 Hegel C Tom Stern 1
ESPS7209 Nietzsche C Tom Stern
ESPS7211 Why Democracy? B Amanda Greene
ESPS7213 Human Being and Citizen B or C Amanda Greene

For more information about the ESPS modules above please see the ESPS website.

Information for UCL students from other departments:

The following modules can only be taken by students studying Philosophy degrees (Single and Combined Honours): PHIL1017: Philosophy Tutorials / PHIL3099 Dissertation/ PHIL3101 Advanced Tutorials and PHIL3100 Guided Research Module.

Registration for all modules is via Portico. Once Philosophy students have registered their modules spare places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

All modules are half-units (0.5 UCL credit = 7.5 ECTS). Modules that are coded PHIL1_ and PHIL2_ have a compulsory weekly seminar in addition to the weekly lectures. The semiars are automatically allocated via the common timetable to fit with your module choices once the module selection has been approved by both departments. PHIL3_ modules run as 2 hour weekly seminars, some have a fortnightly discussion class as well.

Modules that begin PHIL1___ are introductory level; modules that begin with PHIL2___ are intermediate level primarily for second year students; modules that begin with PHIL3___ are advanced courses.