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PHIL5900M Philosophy: Extended Dissertation

90 creditsClass Size: 10

Module manager: Dr Richard Rowland
Email: R.Rowland@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: 1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is mutually exclusive with

PHIL5170MPhilosophy Dissertation

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

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. 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.

Learning outcomes
Detailed and critical understanding of the relevant field, depending on the topic of the dissertation.

Skills outcomes
The module will develop skills in independent research. Some skills will depend upon the student’s choice of topic.


Syllabus

To be developed in consultation with the personal supervisor.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Tutorial91.009.00
Private study hours891.00
Total Contact hours9.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)900.00

Private study

Up to 500 hours gathering and reading resources, note-taking and thinking
Up to 400 hours drafting & re-drafting for dissertation

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Supervisions
Occasional informal conversation and email correspondence

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or Dissertation1 x dissertation 18,000-20,000 words100.00
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: 27/09/2021

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