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PY4699   Dissertation in Philosophy

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: Both

Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the second year of the Honours Programme.

Planned timetable: Not applicable.

This module aims to develop the philosophical skills of literature review, accurate exposition, clear analysis, and critical thinking for oneself, by writing a dissertation on a selected topic, with the supervision of a tutor. A student must secure the agreement of a member of staff to supervise the work (ideally during the summer before the academic session in which the dissertation is taken), and submit the appropriate application form for the approval of the Honours Adviser before the end of advising Semester One.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PY1006 or pass PY1012

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take PY3803 or take PY4698 or take PY4802 or take PY4701

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 5 supervision meetings over one semester, plus 1 x 2-hour training session.

Scheduled learning hours: 7

Guided independent study hours: 293

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Dissertation = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: No Re-assessment available