Postgraduate Course: Philosophy Dissertation (MSc Dip) (PHIL11001)
|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||The programme of which this dissertation forms a part is intended to provide an intensive grounding in philosophy, its methodology, and techniques of research.
The dissertation will be written during the second semester and summer vacation, and should be 8000 words long.
The topic and plan of writing will be agreed in advance with the student's supervisor.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% dissertation research project.
Students are required to submit a dissertation proposal in their final year of coursework study but this is not a marked piece of work. The dissertation proposal is aimed at getting students to think seriously about their independent research project. It will require them to organise a reading list, and encourage them to narrow down their ideas to something that (a) can be supervised by a faculty member, and (b) can be achieved in 8000 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 the dissertation component of the programme.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- develop a philosophical argument at length
- apply the philosophical techniques they have learnt in the taught courses
|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 Martin Smith
Tel: (0131 6)50 3654
|Course secretary||Ms Becky Verdon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002