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Unit information: Dissertation in 2021/22

Unit name Dissertation
Unit code PHILM0001
Credit points 60
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Dr. Catrin Campbell-Moore
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

School/department Department of Philosophy
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description including Unit Aims

Those students who obtain satisfactory marks on the taught units are allowed to proceed to the dissertation stage. In consultation with their advisor, students choose an area of philosophy in which they would like to work. They are then assigned an appropriate dissertation advisor with whom they meet regularly on an individual basis.

Aims:

To produce an independent and original piece of research on a topic of the student’s choice. The student will work closely with a carefully selected adviser, but the dissertation is the student’s own work, reflecting his or her creative and intellectual capacities and research skills. The choice of subject is the student’s own, but help and guidance will be provided in the process of identifying a suitable topic and defining its focus.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Refer to faculty guidelines for Dissertation

Teaching Information

Tutorials (online or in person).

Assessment Information

A dissertation of 15,000 words (excluding notes and bibliography)

Resources

If this unit has a Resource List, you will normally find a link to it in the Blackboard area for the unit. Sometimes there will be a separate link for each weekly topic.

If you are unable to access a list through Blackboard, you can also find it via the Resource Lists homepage. Search for the list by the unit name or code (e.g. PHILM0001).

How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

Assessment
The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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