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BSc (Hons) Philosophy & Computer Science

Philosophy & Computer Science Courses

The list of Philosophy and Computer Science courses below is indicative of those that are currently planned for students commencing their undergraduate degree in September 2023. The courses that run in each academic year are subject to change in line with faculty availability and student demand, and may have limited capacity or be unavailable to you due to the timetable. There is, therefore, no guarantee every course will be available every year.

Year 1

Computer Science:

  • Discrete Structures 
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science I 
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science II 


  • Introduction to Philosophy 
  • Introduction to Logic 
  • Technology and Human Values 

Plus TWO elective courses

Year 2

(Option to study abroad and follow US curriculum courses at a Northeastern University campus in the USA in the second semester)

Computer Science:

  • Object-Oriented Design 
  • Algorithms and Data 
  • Database Design 


  • Ancient Philosophy

Plus, TWO other Philosophy courses from the following, at least ONE of which is in theoretical philosophy:

  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Ethics
  • Intermediate Philosophy Directed Study I
  • Intermediate Philosophy Directed Study II


  • AI and Data Ethics

Plus ONE elective course

Year 3

Computer Science: 

  • Fundamentals of Software Engineering 
  • Plus, TWO additional courses from this list:
    • Advanced Information Presentation and Visualisation 
    • Large-Scale Information Storage and Retrieval 
    • Machine Learning and Data Mining I 
    • Machine Learning and Data Mining II 
    • Human Computer Interaction 


  • Philosophy of Logic and Language 

Plus, TWO other Philosophy courses from the following:

  • Advanced Ethics
  • Aesthetics
  • Feminism
  • Final Project (Philosophy)
  • Kant and Post-Kantian Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy
  • Advanced Philosophy Directed Study I
  • Advanced Philosophy Directed Study II
  • Advanced Special Topics in Philosophy


  • Final Project (Philosophy/Computer Science)

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