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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences : Philosophy

Postgraduate Course: Dissertation: Part-Time MSc Philosophy, Science and Religion (Online) (PHIL11178)

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 AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThe 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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 08/08/2022
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Lecture 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 - 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. develop an argument at length
  2. apply techniques they have learnt in the taught courses
Reading List
None
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.
Keywordsindependent research skills,argument,writing skills
Contacts
Course organiserDr Fedor Benevich
Tel:
Email: Fedor.Benevich@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Sabina Ali
Tel: (0131 6) 50 4400
Email: Sabina.Ali@ed.ac.uk
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