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MA Project Essay - PHI00013M

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  • Department: Philosophy
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. David Ingram
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23
    • See module specification for other years: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Autumn Term 2022-23
B Spring Term 2022-23

Module aims

The aim of this module is to give students experience in researching and writing on a well-defined philosophical problem.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will have:

  • Carried out research largely on their own under the guidance of a supervisor
  • Acquired experience in independent research
  • Worked on an essay developing a point of view on the chosen topic of research

Module content

This module is designed to enable students with specialised interests to pursue independently a topic of their own choosing. Students taking this module propose an independent study topic which must be approved by the Board of Studies at its Week 6 meeting of the Autumn Term. If approved, the student will work under the supervision of a member of staff.


Task Length % of module mark
4,000 word essay
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
4,000 word essay
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback on formative work will be returned by a date agreed with the project supervisor.

Feedback on summative work will be returned 4 weeks after submission.

Indicative reading


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