Dissertation module (PI40007)
- Level 4
- Semester 2
- Single Honours Philosophy and Single Honours European Philosophy core module
- Philosophy - School of Humanities
- Coursework 100%
The content of this module depends on your choice of topic. You will write a dissertation on it under the supervision of a Philosophy member of staff.
The aims are:
- To deepen your understanding of a theme of your choosing within contemporary philosophy.
- To increase your understanding of the history of philosophy, by exploring the development of philosophical themes within that history.
- To give you an awareness of the very latest work in your chosen area of philosophy.
- To improve your capacity to read works in philosophy in the context of your wider education, particularly philosophical education.
- To investigate the potential of concepts and arguments drawn from philosophy for other theoretical work.
- To liberate you to ask yourself the deepest questions raised in ethics.
Supervisors from the Philosophy team are as follows:
One-to-one tuition and programmed individual study with a designated Supervisor.
Your dissertation, around 10,000 words, is the only assessed component for this module.
Intended learning outcomes
After completing your dissertation:
- you will have developed a deeper understanding of the relation of your chosen area to the rest of contemporary philosophy.
- you will have developed a deeper understanding of, and better feel for, the history of philosophy, by seeing the place of your chosen area within that history.
- you will become au fait with the actualities of recent work in your chosen area.
- you will have improved your capacity for concentrating on a set text in your chosen area, and deploying what it says to pursue your own agendas of argument.
- you will be aware of the rich potential of ideas from your chosen area for cross-fertilisation with other areas of inquiry.
- you will have been encouraged to become a more reflective person, and will have extended your communication skills.