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PH313 - Dissertation

  • Module code: PH313
  • Module name: Dissertation
  • Department: Philosophy
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module is available to final-year single honours Philosophy students (including 'Philosophy with...' variants). It is also available to final-year PPE students as an option. Students carry out independent research on a topic chosen in consultation with their chosen supervisor, to produce a piece of work of up to 10,000 words length. Students should expect to meet their supervisor at least five times to discuss the dissertation at various stages of its development.

Principal learning outcomes

The dissertation will demonstrate your ability to select an interesting, but manageable philosophical topic for discussion, find out about existing views on this topic in the literature, put forward a sustained, structured argument for your own view, and defend it against counter-arguments.

Timetabled teaching activities

There are no lectures or seminars associated with this module. Students should expect to meet their supervisor at least five times. There will normally be three preparatory meetings in the autumn term, and at least two further meetings in the spring term at which you discuss (parts of) your draft with your supervisor. The submission deadline is normally in week 1 of summer term.

Departmental link

https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/philosophy/undergraduate/modules/ph313

Other essential notes

All students wishing to submit a Philosophy dissertation in year 3 must normally have obtained an average of at least a 2:1 in their second year to be approved to do so. The submission deadline is normally in week 1 of summer term. Please also note that students must pre-register their intent to undertake a dissertation when pre-registering for all other module options Students must then formally confirm their supervisor before the end of week 5 of the summer term of their second year.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: PH313-30)
A (Assessed work only) 10,000 word dissertation 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
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Optional
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  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MH) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MI) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MJ) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MM) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 3
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  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 4
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