2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
PRHS5600M Philosophy of Religion and Ethics Dissertation
60 creditsClass Size: 60
Module manager: Prof Robin Le Poidevin
Taught: 1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
This module is mutually exclusive with
|PRHS5601M||Philosophy of Religion and Ethics Extended Dissertation|
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryWith the support of a supervisor, students will write a dissertation of 12-15,000 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.
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||594.00|
|Total Contact hours||6.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||600.00|
Private studyRough estimates would be:
Reading and independent research: 500 hours
Dissertation drafting: 94 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||12,000 - 15,000 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: 12/10/2021
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