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Graduate Diploma Project - PHI00043H

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  • Department: Philosophy
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. David Ingram
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25

Module summary

The module is designed to allow students to pursue independently a topic of their own choosing under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

  • To give students experience in focusing on writing on a well-defined philosophical problem, chosen by themselves with guidance from a supervisor.
  • To develop students’ abilities to apply philosophical tools and techniques, in order to advance understanding of intellectual problems, and to provide a grounding for further independent research.

Module learning outcomes

  • Students should be able to display an in-depth and systematic understanding of a philosophical topic of their choosing, with a grasp of the forefront of current research in the area, providing a solid grounding for further independent research on related topics.
  • Students should be able to analyse complex areas of knowledge, displaying critical awareness; synthesise information and ideas from a variety of sources at the forefront of the discipline; evaluate research critically; and show originality in the discussion and application of ideas from the philosophical literature in developing their own arguments.
  • Students should show the ability to work autonomously and self critically.


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

All feedback will be returned in line with University and Departmental policy.

Indicative reading

To be agreed with Project Supervisor.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.