Module Catalogue 2022/23

PHI3010 : Dissertations based on stage 3 Philosophy modules

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Professor David Rose
  • Owning School: School X
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment


Co Requisites
Code Title
PHI3001Social and Political Philosophy
PHI3002Continental Political Thought
PHI3004Projects (Stage 3)
PHI3005Knowledge, Power and Desire
PHI3006The Networked Society: Human Identity and Practices
Co Requisite Comment

One of the above required


To provide a practical link between conceptual and empirical aspects of the Stage 3 courses

Original Summary:
This is an object based context driven study designed to promote deeper understanding of the conceptual material covered by the course and be instrumental in developing a personal protfolio of knowledge and skills linked to a specific place or work environment.

Outline Of Syllabus

To discuss key knowledge systems introduced in lectures and to develop project methodology at Stage 3 level

To develop a way of seeing knowledge as a relation between humans and things reaching beyond anthropocentric attitudes

To place learning practices in the context of information society

To develop a portfolio of evaluative, orientation and communication skills relevant for operating knowledge networks

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

To establish knowledge as a system of thought grounded in culture, and to apply it to contemporary communication practices at the Stage 3 level of discuorse

Intended Skill Outcomes

Personal portfolio of knowledge domains and communication methods linked to a specific place or work domain

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion601:0060:00Prepare and complete dissertation
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities401:0040:00Fieldwork
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching201:0020:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study801:0080:00Independent reading and research to satisfy the requirements of the dissertation
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Tutorials and individual interviews provide students with a systematic account of methodology linking empirical and conceptual material and the assurance needed to handle manifestations knowledge structures in key aspects of life eg politics, art, science

Students are given a structured reading list, and an instruction booklet supported by references and control questions

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation2A1004000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Dissertation of 4000 words

Students are given and explained the assessment scheme and the components of the mark reflecting the level of competences and specialist skills relevant for thedomain of inquiry chosen in the project


Past Exam Papers

General Notes

Original Handbook text:

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