World and Mind (854V7A)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module will provide a detailed examination of current research relating to the world, the mind, and the relation between the two as undertaken by faculty members in the department from both the analytic and the continental traditions.

You'll be able to explore your own research interests in relation to the diverse current perspectives offered by faculty, and will be able to write your research paper in the area that interests you most.

Specific topics will vary according to the research of the specific faculty members teaching the module.

Possible topics may be drawn from:

  • philosophy of mind
  • metaphysics and epistemology
  • the writings of historical figures concerned with these topics, both in the analytic and continental traditions, such as Burge, Husserl, McDowell.

Time will be given to helping students develop their own research.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 278 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: