2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
HPSC5910M History and Philosophy of Science: Extended Dissertation
90 creditsClass Size: 10
Module manager: Dr Mike Finn
Taught: 1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth) View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
This module is mutually exclusive with
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn 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 history and philosophy of science. The student should show a good grasp of the chosen field and relevant important literature, and display the ability to formulate a rigorous and independent extended argument.
Detailed and critical understanding of the relevant field, depending on the topic of the dissertation.
The module will develop skills in independent research. Some skills will depend upon the student’s choice of topic.
To be developed in consultation with the supervisor.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||891.00|
|Total Contact hours||9.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||900.00|
Private studyUp to 500 hours gathering and reading resources, note-taking and thinking
Up to 400 hours drafting & re-drafting for dissertation.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackSupervisions
Occasional informal conversation and email correspondence
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay or Dissertation||1 x dissertation 18,000-20,000 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 listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 05/04/2019
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