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PHL415 Dissertation (32)


Students will write a dissertation of approximately 15,000 words on a research topic in Philosophy, which they will produce under the intensive supervision of a member of the academic staff.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Not for students who have successfully completed PHL405
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- have an in-depth knowledge of the area in which they wrote their dissertation
- be able to devise and execute research in a selected area of philosophy
- be able to begin more advanced postgraduate work in philosophy

In particular, they should:
- be able to master a selection of advanced philosophical literature
- be able to expound advanced philosophical treatments of a topic
- possess advanced skills in philosophical analysis and argument
- be capable of independent philosophical judgement, in their own critical evaluation of advanced philosophical work.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Topics which have currency in the academic discipline of Philosophy


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.