History and Philosophy

A working knowledge of philosophical writings can make you a very effective student of history. At the same time, your history modules will help you to understand the context in which some of the great works of philosophy were created.

On this course you can either take an equal number of modules from each subject or you can decide to study more modules in History or in Philosophy. In both subjects you'll be encouraged to contribute to and lead discussions in regular seminars. You're also welcome at departmental researach seminars, where visiting philosophers and historians discuss issues at the forefront of current research.

In History you can learn about past societies, from the Romans to the modern period, addressing political, social, and cultural themes.  You'll learn to exercise independent judgment, to be critical of accepted opinion, and to present your arguments clearly and effectively.

The Philosophy department offers an exciting range of modules taught by researchers who are experts in their field. You can develop your understanding of the key areas of philosophy, such as ethics, political philosophy, theory of knowledge, metaphysics, and logic. We also offer modules on major figures in the history of philosophy, from Plato and Aristotle to Descartes, Kant, and Hegel, among others.

The Philosophy side of the degree is highly flexible, with no required modules. Dual students have the choice of exactly the same modules as single Philosophy students. Philosophy modules

For more details on the Philosophy side of the degree, click here. For more on History at Sheffield, click here. For more on the technical details of this course, including entry requirements, see the University online 2018 prospectus.

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