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PHI3004 : Projects (Stage 3)

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Professor David Rose
  • Lecturer: Dr Adam Potts, Dr Tina Chanter, Dr Stephen Overy, Dr Lorenzo Chiesa, Dr Michael Lewis, Dr Daniel Koczy, Dr Miriam Baldwin, Dr Andrea Rehberg
  • Owning School: Philosophical Studies & Combined Honours
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 30
ECTS Credits: 20.0


This module acts as an interface between knowledge systems and philosophical ideas students have encountered in Stage 3 modules and contemporary culture, allowing them to try out and critically engage with ideas as they are brought into contact with an empirically defined ‘territory’.

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 portfolio 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, orientational and communicational skills relevant for operating knowledge networks

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1120:00120:00Preparation and completion of dissertation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching201:0020:00Seminars and tutorials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision601:0060:00Meetings with project supervisors
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1200:00200:00Independent reading and research to satisfy the requirements of the dissertation
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This module acts as an interface between the key knowledge systems and philosophical systems of thought ideas students have encountered in Stage 3 modules and contemporary culture. Seminars and tutorials provide students with a systematic account of Project methodology as it links empirical and conceptual material. General study skills and presentation skills are to be taught.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M10Progress report of 500 words to be handed in at end of semester 1
Prof skill assessmnt2M5Oral presentation given last teaching week of Semester 2
Essay2A85Continuous project (7000 words)
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Oral Presentation2MOral presentation given first teaching week of Semester 2
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

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

Reading Lists