Successful completion of Stage 1 MA modules.
OverviewThis is an independent study module with no specified curriculum. The dissertation is designed to provide students with the opportunity to undertake a focused and extended research project of their own devising on any topic within the study of philosophy. The dissertation involves student-directed learning and research with the aim of producing a structured and persuasive argument, demonstrating (where appropriate) a command of the technical language of philosophy, as well as knowledge derived from cognate disciplines.
This module appears in:
Total contact hours: 6
Method of assessment
Dissertation (12,000 words) - 100%
Swetnam, D., Writing Your Dissertation: A Guide to Planning, Preparing and Presenting First Class Work;
Further reading to be determined by the individual student in consultation with the supervisor.
Students will have developed their skills of formulating and undertaking a research project involving the development of an argument, critical engagement with relevant literature, and the contextualisation of the issues and materials within the framework of contemporary thought on the topic;
Students will have expanded their knowledge of a focused area within the broad landscape of the contemporary study of philosophy, as well as and the historical work that have shaped it;
Students will have developed their ability to undertake further advanced postgraduate research in philosophy or another discipline related to the study of philosophy