Hey! I’m Iona, and I’m a second year Social and Political Sciences with Philosophy student at the University of York. I’ve loved my time here so far, and I wanted to share what it’s like being part of the SPS department. When I began my degree, I didn’t realise just how diverse my studies would be, and how many opportunities I would have. From picking a variety of modules I find really interesting to making friends in lots of different departments, life as an SPS student has a lot to offer. It’s going to be hard to write about an average week in the SPS department, since each week is so different, but I’ll give it a go! I’ve had a look back at my timetable and in this blog post I’m going to give a rough idea of the kind of things I’ve got up to.
I’m Molly and I am a final year student studying Politics and Economics at York! I want to tell you about why being a part of the School of PPE is an amazing experience and some other things about what it’s like to study one of the PPE programmes here. I love the variation in teaching that studying a joint-honours allows me to experience across the disciplines, whenever I get too bogged down in essay writing I can take a break and hop over to something more problem-solving based while still being productive in my study time. Your university experience is not just 3 years of pure study and the social opportunities at York make it unique. My blog will cover things about the Club of PEP, and some of the course content that I have particularly enjoyed over my 3 years so far.
Hello, it’s Heather. I’m going to try and narrow it down to just five things to look forward to at York: meeting new people, opportunities, course content, and finally the city of York itself. Meeting new people I would first like to mention meeting new people. I know that this can be a daunting aspect … Continue reading Things to look forward to about Philosophy at York
Module choices Regardless of which course you take within the School of PPE, there is such a great variety of module choices. This increases as you progress so that you’ll be able to really choose to study what you’re interested in. Those studying PPE itself have 2 routes they can choose. The standard route has … Continue reading Three things to look forward to about PPE at York
Politics and philosophy are two of the more interesting subjects you can find yourself studying at University. Most people talk about how fast-paced and varied their life is when they come to York to study. However, when studying two different subjects, this gets cranked up to eleven. With this in mind, I’m going to take … Continue reading A week in the life of a Politics and Philosophy student
The Philosophy department is a quaint, fairly small looking building that sits between Vanbrugh and Wentworth College. The lobby area has recently been extended so as you walk in it is not unusual to see a few students dotted amongst the sofas frantically typing essays or talking to their lecturers. Philosophy itself is a challenging … Continue reading Speaking Truthfully: An honest review of the University of York’s Department of Philosophy
Studying Philosophy, you may be surprised at how little time you’ll spend in lectures and seminars, but don’t think this is because the course is relaxed – as in any university course, you’ll need to do a lot of independent study. This was one of the things that took me by surprise when I arrived … Continue reading Philosophy at York…What’s it like?