Postgraduate Course: Ancient Philosophy Dissertation (MSc/Dip) (PHIL11052)
|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||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The programme of which this dissertation forms a part is intended to provide an intensive grounding in ancient 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
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|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)
||The word limit for the dissertation is 8,000 words. For certain projects, it may be necessary for students to write a slightly longer dissertation up to 10,000 words, and you should consult your supervisor for approval if you feel that this may apply to you.
||- 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 and personal tutor for more general feedback on the dissertation component of their 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
- use the analytical and exegetical skills they have acquired in the study of ancient philosophical texts
|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 Inna Kupreeva
Tel: (0131 6)50 3653
|Course secretary||Ms Becky Verdon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002