PHIL 7001 Advanced Research Project in Philosophy

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102617

Coordinator Dimitris Vardoulakis Opens in new window

Description Advance Research Project in Philosophy enables students with significant knowledge in philosophy and some experience in research techniques and methodologies in philosophy to plan and draft a philosophical project. By identifying a significant question suitable for graduate-level research, students will each develop an individual written project that articulates a coherent philosophical perspective. The aim of the subject is to develop students' capacity to employ philosophical vocabularies and specific discourses in an advanced and sophisticated way.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline Philosophy

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Pre-requisite(s) PHIL 7012


Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced and integrated knowledge of distinct varieties of Continental philosophy in their contexts from a wide range of periods and places
  2. Explain differences between different philosophical schools and authors
  3. Employ appropriate philosophical methodologies and argumentation
  4. Demonstrate cognitive, creative and technical skills to generate and evaluate complex concepts as part of extended philosophical arguments
  5. Write a detailed work at a high level in a range of critical and philosophical idioms

Subject Content

Identifying a suitable problem for research
Employing philosophical strategies and methods
Compiling bibliographies for research
Reading techniques to work through a bibliography
Developing techniques of advanced philosophical arguments
Structuring long philosophical arguments
Writing strategies for complex argumentation


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Portfolio 1,600 (4x400 words) 35 N Individual
Essay 6,000 words 65 N Individual

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