This page contains information that is relevant to all students who are following MA programmes in the Philosophy Department or who take MA modules in the Philosophy Department. You can find links to required forms, as well as other important information on this page. Please read all the information carefully and email the graduate secretary firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Essential Information (Please Read)
Deadline Dates for MA Module Essays and Dissertation by Programme - Full Time Students and Part Time Students
You are required to discuss essay topics with module tutors at the earliest opportunity and before the module finishes. Students must have their essay titles approved by their course tutors (email approval is acceptable) and the appropriate online form (see the top right hand side of this webpage) must be submitted with email approvals from tutors by the dates as follows: (this applies to all MA modules apart from PH9F2 Research Methods, which has its own pattern of assessment as described on the module webpage for this module):
Please note any full time MA student who wishes to apply for a PhD should submit a draft essay to their referee(s) by early January to allow the referee(s) the chance to view work prior to writing a reference.
Part-time students are encouraged to submit work to the below deadlines. However, they may defer submission of essays for some modules, as long as they adhere to the following general pattern of submission:
- For First Year part-time students - at least one module essays are due by Midday on Wednesday 6th June 2018 (please note one essay will be submitted on Wednesday 10th January 2018 - so a total of two essays will be submitted in Year 1).
- For Second Year part-time students - all remaining module essays are due by Midday on Wednesday 6th June 2018.
As each MA programme has a slightly different submission pattern, please find deadlines by programme:
Marks and Feedback
The Department aims to provide agreed marks for assessed essays (that are subject to the Examination Board and external examiner approval) on Tabula within 20 working days of submission. Please note the minimum pass mark for all postgraduate modules is 50.
MA Course Forms
MA Continental Philosophy Pattern of Submission (for MA Continental Philosophy students only, to confirm which essay will be submitted by January deadline)
MA Essay Title Submission Form (for Term 1 and Term 2 essay titles)
Assessed work cover sheet (Cover sheet must be attached to the front of essay/dissertation before submission on Tabula)