Postgraduate Course: Dissertation with Coursework (MScR, Philosophy) (PHIL11040)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Extended dissertation on a topic in Philosophy as agreed with supervisor(s) and approved by Programme Director.
Students will be assessed on their dissertation project and forty credits of courses appropriate to the research area.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 40,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 28,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Dissertation of up to 25,000 words.
||- Students should arrange to meet regularly with their dissertation supervisor for guidance on structure and content of dissertation project.
- Students can have meetings with their programme director for more general feedback on their research programme.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate ability to plan and present independent investigation of a philosophic topic or problem
- articulate and engage with arguments for and against philosophical views
- show knowledge of relevant literature, both historical and contemporary
- structure discussion cogently and perspicuously
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Research skills, personal effectiveness, intellectual skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Students should agree on a dissertation topic and supervisor, with whom they are expected to keep in close contact throughout their research project.
|Course organiser||Dr Elinor Mason
|Course secretary||Miss Lynsey Buchanan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002
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