Postgraduate Course: Dissertation: Part-Time MSc Philosophy, Science and Religion (Online) (PHIL11178)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The dissertation will involve a research project within the fields of science and religion, including projects at the intersection of one or more of these fields.
Students will focus their dissertation on a relevant topic as agreed with supervisor(s) and approved by Programme Director.
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)
||100% dissertation research project.
Students are required to submit a dissertation proposal 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.
||- Supervisors will comment on drafts of dissertation chapters.
- 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 an argument at length
- apply techniques they have learnt in the taught courses
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|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.
|Keywords||Independent research skills; argument; writing skills
|Course organiser||Dr James Collin
|Course secretary||Ms Becky Verdon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002