Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (MScR, Philosophy) (PHIL11036)
|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 work on their dissertation throughout their entire studies and will only be assessed on the dissertation project.
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 40,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 36,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Dissertation of up to 30,000 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
- structure discussion cogently and perspicuously
- show knowledge of relevant literature, both historical and contemporary
|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||Ms Becky Verdon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002