You will take introductory courses in the first year and then choose from a wide range of course units in years two and three. These cover ancient philosophers, such as Aristotle and Plato; key philosophers of the modern and contemporary periods, such as Locke, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Rorty, McDowell, Deleuze, Merleau-Ponty and Derrida; as well as specialist fields such as the philosophy of art, radical political theory, scepticism, post-structuralism, and Critical Theory.
Throughout the course, you will:
• develop your understanding of key philosophical texts
• acquire critical, analytical and group-working skills
• develop your skill in philosophical argument
• learn to understand the differing assumptions which inform central philosophical traditions
All undergraduate degree courses at Royal Holloway are based on the course unit system. This system provides an effective and flexible approach to study, while ensuring that our degrees have a coherent and developmental structure.