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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

HPSC3920 Independent Study

20 creditsClass Size: 100

In light of the effect of COVID-19 and lockdown restrictions on students' learning experiences, the School of PRHS have made the decision to modify assessment in Semester 2 modules in the 2020-21 academic year. Changes may involve reducing the number of assessment points (e.g. assessing one essay rather than two) or reducing word counts where it is possible to do so whilst protecting the integrity of the module's Learning Outcomes. Information on any changes to assessment is available to enrolled students in the Minerva module area, and can also be sought from the module leader or the PRHS SES team.

Module manager: Dr Juha Saatsi

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

Pre-requisite qualifications

At least 80 credits in HPSC

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module students will be able to design and fulfil a programme of independent learning and assessment in history and philosophy of science, in which teachers of history and philosophy of science and related subjects will serve as a resource. Other objectives to be negotiated between the student(s) and a nominated supervisor or supervisors.


Any topic in the History and Philosophy of Science may be studied independently, subject to the availability of one or more qualified supervisors and subject to the approval of the Chair of the Division of History and Philosophy of Science.

Teaching methods

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

Private study hours200.00
Total Contact hours0.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Students are entitled to a minimum of 3 hours of supervision time. Details of timing and duration of meetings to be negotiated between supervisor(s) and student(s)

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

To be negotiated with student and approved by Departmental Course Committee in consultation with External Examiner.

Methods of assessment

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

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentTo be negotiated with the student, and approved by the Departmental Courses Committee in consultation with the Extrnal Examiner100.00
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: 18/08/2010


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