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PH353 - Independent Project

  • Module code: PH353
  • Module name: Independent Project
  • Department: Philosophy
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The independent project 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

( PLEASE NOTE ) There are no lectures or seminars associated with this module, although the topic of the project can relate to a module that you have been studying or auditing, as long as there is no overlap with any other assessed or examined work for the module. There will normally be three supervision meetings at which your supervisor responds to substantive extracts from drafts presenting some of the key arguments to be discussed in the independent project. For more details see below.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PH353-15)
A (Assessed work only) 5000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Intercalated Year (GV18) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy (V700) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy (wiith Intercalated year) (V701) - 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
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MQ) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MS) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy with Classical Civilisation (V7Q8) - Year 3
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  • BA in Philosophy with Psychology (with Intercalated year) (VL79) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature (VQ72) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature with Intercalated Year (VQ73) - Year 4