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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

PHIL5915M Independent Study A

30 creditsClass Size: 10

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

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

Year running 2021/22

Module replaces

PHIL5911M Independent Study

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module provides students with the opportunity to pursue an independent project within philosophy with the support of an appropriate supervisor.The module is typically taken in Semester 1, although students may take it in Semester 2 if they are already enrolled on PHIL5920M Independent Study B in Semester 2.

Objectives

To produce an independent piece of work on a selected topic within the field of philosophy. This work can take the form of an essay, a PhD proposal, or a literature survey. The student should show a good grasp of the chosen field and relevant important literature.

Learning outcomes
Detailed understanding of the relevant area of philosophy, depending on the topic of the independent study.

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 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
Tutorial31.003.00
Private study hours297.00
Total Contact hours3.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Up to 200 hours gathering and reading resources, note-taking and thinking
Up to 100 hours drafting & re-drafting essay, PhD proposal, or literature review

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
Essay1 x essay, PhD proposal, or literature review of 6-8000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Deadlines for submission if taken in Sem 1: mid-January Deadlines for submission if taken in Sem 2: mid-May

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 27/09/2021

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