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Consciousness - Advanced - PHI00033H

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  • Department: Philosophy
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Paul Noordhof
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module summary

The aim of Advanced Modules is to provide students with an opportunity to return to an issue raised in the corresponding third year Taught Module, having had the opportunity to reflect, under the guidance of the Tutor, on the module content as a whole together perhaps with the content of other, related modules students may have taken. The outcome of this reflection is an essay of 2500 words relating to that issue.

Related modules

Pre-requisite modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

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Module learning outcomes

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Module content

Advanced Modules are taken in the Summer Term at the end of the student’s degree programme and are tied to the associated Taught Modules taken in the Autumn or Spring Terms of that year.

The choice of the topic is up to the student in discussion with their tutor. Students may, for example, (i) return to a topic touched on in their essay for the associated Taught Module that they were not able to discuss in detail there; or (ii) they may choose a new topic from the remainder of the content of the Taught Module to research, or (iii), with the agreement of their Tutor, pursue a topic that is related to the content of the module but that was not explicitly covered in the Taught Module.
In all cases, students are required to produce an essay that displays some element of independent study, going beyond the materials already provided in the associated Taught Module.

Students are advised to contact their Tutors for their Advanced Modules over the Easter vacation to arrange a meeting for early in the Summer term.


Task Length % of module mark
Essay (2500 Words)
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Essay (2500 Words)
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback received on formative work by deadline agreed with tutor.

Feedback received on summative work will be received by the end of the Summer Term.

Indicative reading

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