PHIL 7004 Masters Project in Philosophy

Credit Points 40

Legacy Code 102401

Coordinator Dimitris Vardoulakis Opens in new window

Description In this unit, those enrolled in the MA in Continental Philosophy will write a minor thesis on a research question in philosophy. For this project, the students will be supervised by one or two members of staff working in philosophy.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline Philosophy

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 40cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject


Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program and must have successfully completed 80 credit points.

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 important texts from a range of periods and places
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of a range of research principles and methods appropriate to philosophy
  3. Use appropriate critical resources in order to interpret and evaluate argument in philosophy
  4. Demonstrate conceptual, creative and technical skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas at an abstract level
  5. Recognise the significance of philosophy in imagining and interpreting the world
  6. Construct coherent, evidence-based arguments related to a chosen research question.
  7. Execute a substantial research-based project with a high level of autonomy and accountability

Subject Content

- Establish A research question in A Topic in Continental philosophy
- develop A research Project Addressing The research question
- write A research thesis on A Topic relevant to Continental philosophy


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
Thesis 12500 words 100 N Individual

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