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Part C, Computer Science and Philosophy

In Part C, Computer Science and Philosophy students take courses according to the following rules.

  • Each Philosophy paper or thesis is worth 8 units;
  • Each Computer Science taught course is worth 3 units;
  • A Computer Science project is worth 9 units.

You must complete between 24 and 26 units, subject to the following constraints:

  •  You may take at most six Computer Science taught courses;
  • You may not take both a Philosophy thesis and a Computer Science project.

Computer Science courses are chosen from Schedule C1. Philosophy courses are chosen from courses 101-120, 122, 124, 125, 127 and 180, as described on the Philosophy Faculty website. Each Philosophy course will be assessed by a 3-hour written examination together with an essay of at most 5,000 words. Rules for Philosophy theses are described in the Examination Regulations, except the word limit is 20,000 words. More advice on Philosophy essays and theses will be issued later in the year.

The effect of these rules is that you should take one of the following combinations:

  • Three Philosophy papers (maybe including a thesis) (24 units);
  • Two Philosophy papers (maybe including a thesis) and either three CS courses or a CS project (25 units);
  • One Philosophy paper (or thesis), and six CS courses (26 units);
  • One Philosophy paper, three CS courses and a CS project (26 units);
  • Five CS courses and a CS project (24 units).

Schedule C1 (CS&P)


Exam Conventions