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PH402D: DISSERTATION (2022-2023)

Last modified: 05 Oct 2022 15:01

Course Overview

The dissertation is on a topic in philosophy. The specific topic will be chosen by the student with the approval of the supervisor. The choice of topics is restricted insofar as it must fall within the teaching competence of the supervisor.

Another dissertation or Project course must not be undertaken alongside the Philosophy Dissertation

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Full Year Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Gerard Hough

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Programme Level 4
  • Philosophy (PH) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


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Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

In this course you will independently research and write a dissertation of 9,000-10,000 words on a topic of your choice in Philosophy. You will be assigned a supervisor who will provide some guidance during this process. The choice of topics is restricted insofar as it must fall within the teaching competence of your supervisor.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments


Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Word count for disseration is 9,000 - 10,000 words. Feedback by discussions with supervisor and, to discretion of supervisor, written comments on submitted work (excluding the dissertation itself).

Learning Outcomes
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