Philosophy Research Methods C PHIL5096
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Humanities
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
Research Methods course for postgraduates enrolled in the MSc in Philosophy of Mind and Psychology. Course will prepare students for general research and employability.
1 hour lectures per week x 5 weeks
1 hour seminar per week x 4 weeks
2 hour workshop on critically evaluating arguments x 1 week
Requirements of Entry
Standard entry to Masters at College level and students who meet the entry requirements for Philosophy specialist postgraduate study.
Philosophy Research Methods B
Oral presentation: 40%
Essay based on presentation 40%
Dissertation plan 20%
This course aims to:
■ Develop skills in listening comprehension in philosophy
■ Develop skills in planning and organizing independent research
■ Develop skills relating to employability
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Make an accurate and informative summary of an oral presentation in philosophy that includes the student's own critical commentary.
■ Give a formal presentation of their own research material.
■ Produce a viable and informative research plan for a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words including a bibliography.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.