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Postgraduate Course: Dissertation Mind, Language & Embodied Cognition (MSc Dip) (PHIL11104)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThe student will conduct a research project in a field relevant to the study of Mind, Language & Embodied Cognition.

Course description The programme of which this dissertation forms a part is intended to provide an intensive grounding in recent work in the area of mind, language, and embodied cognition. The starting points are philosophical but the subject matter is deeply interdisciplinary.

The topic and plan of writing will be agreed in advance with the student's supervisor and Programme Director.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 578 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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.
Feedback - 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. develop sustained arguments that draw upon work from multiple disciplines, especially philosophy, psychology (including cognitive neuropsychology), and language sciences.
  2. use the analytical and exegetical skills they have acquired to further the multi-disciplinary discussion of key topics.
  3. be able to communicate their findings to a wide interdisciplinary audience.
Reading List
Additional Information
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.
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Course organiserDr Tillman Vierkant
Tel: (0131 6)51 3748
Course secretaryMs Becky Verdon
Tel: (0131 6)50 3860
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