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PHI9001 : Philosophy MLitt Research Assignments

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 40
Semester 2 Credit Value: 40
ECTS Credits: 40.0

Aims

To foster independent thinking and research through a series of structured assignments conceived by the student in collaboration with a supervisor.

To produce the ability to use and demonstrate the relevance of philosophy as a useful technique in other discourses, contexts and situations.

To prepare students for doctoral research where appropriate.

Outline Of Syllabus

The MLitt is a flexible, individually-tailored research programme. In consultation with the primary supervisor and other contributors to the programme, students will be required to submit a minimum of two and a maximum of four research assignments, one of which must be a context-based project. The other assignments can be standard essays, literature reviews, critical reviews as agreed with the primary supervisor. These assignments serve to deepen the student's knowledge, introduce them to various academic writing styles and prepare them for their dissertation.

The combined length of the assignments is between 16000 and 24000 words.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1395:00395:0050% of Guided Independent Study
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading1198:00198:0025% of Guided Independent Study
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision101:0010:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1197:00197:0025% of Guided Independent Study
Total800:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The MLitt is an introduction to a research degree so the scheduled supervisory meetings should be geared towards directing and consolidating independent study by the student.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2M508000-16000 words. The number and length of the individual assignments will be tailored to the student.
Written exercise2M508000 word context-based project.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The total assessment for MLitt Research Assignments should be 16,000 - 24,000 words. The number and length of individual assignments will vary depending on their credit value, but one must be at least 40 credits (a project of 8000 words). The context-based project ensures the ability to use and demonstrate the relevance of philosophy as a useful technique in other discourses, contexts and situations.

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