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PHIL3020 Dissertation

20 credits

Module manager: Professor Steven French

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

Pre-requisite qualifications

At least 80 credits in Philosophy

This module is not approved as a discovery module


To give students the experience of pursuing a philosophical topic in depth through independent research and producing a text comparable in length and style (though not necessarily originality) to an article in a philosophical journal.


The topic is of the student's own choosing, but is subject to the approval of the School and to the availability of an appropriately qualified supervisor.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours197.00
Total Contact hours3.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Research and writing: 197 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

One draft of the dissertation, to be submitted well in advance of the deadline.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or Dissertation6,000 word Dissertation submitted at the beginning of Term 3100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 24/01/2018


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