2018/19 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
PRHS5601M Philosophy of Religion and Ethics Extended Dissertation
90 creditsClass Size: 60
Module manager: Prof Mark Wynn
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2018/19
This module is mutually exclusive with
|PRHS5600M||Philosophy of Religion and Ethics Dissertation|
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryWith the support of a supervisor, students will write a dissertation of 18-20,000 words on a theme of their choosing. The dissertation theme will require the approval of the Programme Leader.
ObjectivesThe aim of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to pursue in depth a topic within the field of Philosophy of Religion and/or Ethics, chosen by then in consultation with the supervisor, and to engage in independent but supported research.
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
• Produce an independent and critical piece of work on a selected topic within the field of Philosophy of Religion and/or Ethics;
• Show a good grasp of the chosen topic and relevant important literature;
• Display the ability to formulate a rigorous and independent extended argument.
The module will develop skills in independent research in Philosophy of Religion and/or Ethics. Some skills will depend upon the student’s choice of topic.
The syllabus will vary with the topic of the dissertation, and be decided in consultation with the supervisor.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||891.00|
|Private study hours||0.00|
|Total Contact hours||9.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||900.00|
Private studyRough estimates would be:
Reading and independent research: 750 hours
Dissertation drafting: 150 hours.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackRegular meetings with the supervisor. Also meetings with the personal tutor. Students will be encouraged to submit a draft of the dissertation not later than two months in advance of final submission, on which detailed feedback will be given.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay or Dissertation||18,000 to 20,000 words||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 30/04/2018
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