Philosophy subjects in the First Public Examination (Prelims/Mods)
The following subjects are taken by students working towards the “First Public Examination”; a set of examinations usually taken in the first year which, if passed, permit the student to move on towards study for their final examinations, which culminate in the award of a degree. These exams are usually known as “Prelims” for all Philosophy joint schools except Classics, where they are called “Mods”. In Prelims, the only classifications possible are Distinction, Pass, and Fail; Mods are classified as for finals.
The Philosophy joint schools are: Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE); Literae Humaniores (Classics); Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics (PPL); Mathematics and Philosophy (MP); Physics and Philosophy (PP); Computer Science and Philosophy (CSP); Philosophy and Modern Languages (PML); and Philosophy and Theology (PT).