The Philosophy Dissertation (A857)
The dissertation (16000-18000 words) is the culmination of the MA in Philosophy and tests ability to present a sustained academic argument in clear, logical prose; within the rules of the MA, students have considerable freedom in the choice of topic; they are not expected to make an original contribution to scholarly knowledge, but must demonstrate a reasonable grasp of work done in the subject area, with a thorough survey of relevant literature; the tutor helps to decide on the focus of the dissertation, approves the research proposal and comments on draft sections of the work through the course.
Students must have a pass in the postgraduate foundation course in philosophy, and either a pass in the philosophy subject course, a pass in 1 other subject course from the MA humanities programme, or an appropriate award of transferred credit.
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|Credits from The Open University||Distance learning||February 2017||-||9 months|
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