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PHIL5095M Special Options in Philosophy A

30 creditsClass Size: 10

Module manager: Dr Richard Rowland

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

PHIL5090M Special Options in Philosophy

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

Students will study in greater depth the syllabus prescribed for 30 UG credits chosen from appropriate UG modules currently available in the School.The module is typically taken in Semester 1, although students may take it in Semester 2 if they are already enrolled on PHIL5930M Special Options in Philosophy B in Semester 2.


To enable MA students to broaden their intellectual base by studying topics which are part of the undergraduate syllabus.

Learning outcomes
- Advanced evidence of the learning outcomes related to the specific module used as the basis for Special Option study including:
- Knowledge and understanding of the material covered in the relevant module, demonstrating advanced skills of engagement with complex and varied material
- Ability to develop and produce a critical and nuanced written account of relevant material, identifying areas for further research and drawing on material from a range of relevant sources
- Ability to work independently, making appropriate use of supervision structures


The syllabus will be negotiated with the module leader and the MA Director in the light of the individual student's past experience and current interests.

Private study

Varies by UG module

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Varies by UG module

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 27/09/2021


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