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Part B (2017-18), Computer Science and Philosophy

Computer Science

In the third year students are required to take either 2, 4 or 6 Computer Science courses from Schedules B1(CS&P) and B2 (CS&P) with the following conditions:

- no more than two subjects from Schedule B1 (CS&P), and
- no more than two subjects from Schedule B4 (CS&P).

Problem classes will be organised centrally for the computer science optional courses, although colleges may also organise tutorials. Practicals will be assessed as a nominal paper, as for Prelims and Part A. They play no part in the classification but each year a candidate must pass the practical component of the course in order to pass the exam, i.e. candidates must achieve 40% or more overall in their practicals each year to pass.

Philosophy Students take three, four or five Philosophy courses during the second and third years, from the following list of courses. It is recommended that students take two courses in the second year. Students must take at least two of 101, 102, 103, 104, 108, 122, 124, 125 and 127. The subject list for Philosophy is:

101. Early Modern Philosophy; 102. Knowledge and Reality; 103. Ethics; 104. Philosophy of Mind; 106. Philosophy of Science and Social Science; 107. Philosophy of Religion; 108. The Philosophy of Logic and Language; 109. Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Criticism; 110. Medieval Philosophy:Aquinas; 111. Medieval Philosophy: Duns Scotus and Ockham; 112. The Philosophy of Kant; 113. Post-Kantian Philosophy; 114. Theory of Politics; 115. Plato, Republic; 116. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics; 117. Frege, Russell, and Wittgenstein; 118. The Later Philosophy of Wittgenstein; 120. Intermediate Philosophy of Physics; 122. Philosophy of Mathematics; 124. Philosophy of Science; 125. Philosophy of Cognitive Science; 127. Philosophical Logic; 128. Practical Ethics.

Full course details can be found on the Philosophy website at:


  • Each Philosophy option is twice the weight of a Computer Science option.
  • It is not guaranteed to avoid timetable clashes for Computer Graphics.

Schedule B1 (CS&P)

Schedule B2 (CS&P)

Schedule B4 (CS&P)

PLEASE NOTE: Students taking Communication Theory: Students are advised to ensure that their knowledge of Linear Algebra and Calculus is sufficient for the course, for example by looking at the lecture notes at