This wide-ranging and challenging degree will allow you to think about fundamental aspects of the Universe from different scientific and philosophical perspectives.
Core modules will introduce you to logic and central ideas in philosophy, as well as key areas of physics such as quantum mechanics and lab work. But you'll also choose from a range of optional modules in both subjects which give you the chance to explore philosophy of science or religion, electromagnetism, the history of ideas, particle physics, the nature of scientific knowledge, metaphysics and ethics.
With the support of expert tutors in both subjects and fantastic research facilities at your disposal, this Joint Honours degree will allow you to think in different ways about humanity's place in the Universe, as well as gaining an impressively broad range of skills.
Leeds has great facilities for students of philosophy. The world class Brotherton Library holds a wide variety of manuscript, archive and early printed material in its Special Collections– valuable assets for your independent research. Our other library resources are also excellent, and the University Library offers a comprehensive training programme to help you make the most of them.
The School of Physics and Astronomy is also home to state-of-the-art research facilities which are crucial elements of your independent learning.
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