Postgraduate Module Descriptor

PHLM009: Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to allow you to focus on a philosophical topic and methodology of your choice and engage in a sustained, in-depth piece of philosophical research

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge in a specialised subject area in philosophy.
2. Design an individual research programme, incorporating appropriate philosophical research methods
3. Collate and analyse subject-specific information from a range of appropriate sources
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Assimilate and critically analyse data from an appropriate range of sources
5. Develop cogent philosophical argument
6. Communicate complex philosophical arguments and ideas effectively in writing.
Personal and Key Skills7. Undertake an individual research project
8. Use IT for information retrieval and presentation
9. Manage your own work