Open University

Open University

Philosophy Dissertation (A857)

The dissertation is the culmination of your MA in Philosophy and tests your ability to present a sustained academic argument in clear, logical prose. Within the rules of the MA, you'll have considerable freedom in your choice of topic. You're not expected to make an original contribution to scholarly knowledge, but you must demonstrate a reasonable grasp of work done in the subject area, with a thorough survey of relevant literature. Your tutor will help you decide on the focus of your dissertation, approve your research proposal and comment on draft sections of your work through the module.

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning February 2017 - 9 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning February 2018 - 9 months

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