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    Hi guys,
    I'm a year 12 student currently thinking about applying to LSE to study PHilosophy with Economics or Politics. I've been researching the courses for a bit of time now, but there are a few questions which I think will be best to ask students who have studied/ are studying these subjects at LSE, and I would really appreciate your help

    First of all, there's a bit I'd like to ask about the philosophy side. Judging from the module titles I've seen, the emphasis seems to be placed on the rational/practical/scientific side of philosophy, and less so on things like epistemology and metaphysics which are a bit more abstract. Is that just my misconception, or is it more orientated to practical use since the course are BSc course?

    Another question I'd like to ask is about the workload and amount of time in lectures. How many lectures/seminars/assignments do you get, on average, per week? (I'd like a bit of spare time to go around london!)

    Thanks in advance guys, your responses are appreciated!
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    (Original post by chuenstefani)
    Hi guys,
    I'm a year 12 student currently thinking about applying to LSE to study PHilosophy with Economics or Politics. I've been researching the courses for a bit of time now, but there are a few questions which I think will be best to ask students who have studied/ are studying these subjects at LSE, and I would really appreciate your help

    First of all, there's a bit I'd like to ask about the philosophy side. Judging from the module titles I've seen, the emphasis seems to be placed on the rational/practical/scientific side of philosophy, and less so on things like epistemology and metaphysics which are a bit more abstract. Is that just my misconception, or is it more orientated to practical use since the course are BSc course?

    Another question I'd like to ask is about the workload and amount of time in lectures. How many lectures/seminars/assignments do you get, on average, per week? (I'd like a bit of spare time to go around london!)

    Thanks in advance guys, your responses are appreciated!
    You have 4 modules. For each module there is a class and lecture each week. For each module you are likely to be given two assignments each term; it could either be an essay or problem set depending on the type of modules you take. The lectures are often recorded so most people don't bother going in and there are no more than 5 hours of classes each week. Most of the work is done independently and they give you sufficient time to do it, at least in first year, so you'll find plenty of time to explore London.

    The type of philosophy you do depends on which modules you take. There are lots of 'social sciency' options as that's what LSE specialise in but there are options to do more 'abstract' modules. If you have philosophy as one of your joint honours you don't have many options. In your first year you have to take an introductory philosophy module and the logic module. That leaves 2 options in your 2nd year and 2 in your 3rd year, so 4 philosophy options in all.
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    You have 4 modules. For each module there is a class and lecture each week. For each module you are likely to be given two assignments each term; it could either be an essay or problem set depending on the type of modules you take. The lectures are often recorded so most people don't bother going in and there are no more than 5 hours of classes each week. Most of the work is done independently and they give you sufficient time to do it, at least in first year, so you'll find plenty of time to explore London.

    The type of philosophy you do depends on which modules you take. There are lots of 'social sciency' options as that's what LSE specialise in but there are options to do more 'abstract' modules. If you have philosophy as one of your joint honours you don't have many options. In your first year you have to take an introductory philosophy module and the logic module. That leaves 2 options in your 2nd year and 2 in your 3rd year, so 4 philosophy options in all.
    Thank you, that was really useful
 
 
 
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