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Graduate Diploma Project III - PHI00044H

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  • Department: Philosophy
  • Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit value: 30 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module summary

This module is only available for students on the full-time programme Graduate Diploma in Philosophy (GDPHISPHI1), for whom it is compulsory. It is designed to enable students to pursue independently a topic of their own choosing under the guidance of a supervisor.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

Subject Content

  • To give students experience in focusing on writing on a well-defined philosophical problem, chosen by themselves with guidance from a supervisor.

Academic and Graduate Skills

  • To develop students's 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

Subject content

  • Students should be able to display a critical 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.

Academic and graduate skills

  • 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


Additional assessment information

The formative essay plan will be submitted by a date agreed with the project supervisor.

The 5000-word summative essay is due by 12 noon on Friday, Week 10 of the Summer Term.


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

Students will receive written or verbal feedback on the essay plan at least two weeks after they submit it.

Students will receive feedback on the summative essay four weeks after they submit it.

Indicative reading

There are no key texts for this module.

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