Philosophy Research Methods A PHIL5094
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Humanities
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This will prepare student for general research and employability.
One hour lecture per week x 10 weeks
One hour PG seminar per week x 8 weeks
One two-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.
Oral Presentation 30%
Book Review 30%
Reflective Bibliography 10%
This course aims to:
■ Develop skills in the methodology of post-graduate and professional-level philosophy.
■ Develop skills in planning and organising 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
■ Write a book review in accordance with professional philosophical norms
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.