Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL3040: Philosophy Dissertation
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
Week 2: 2-hour seminar module introduction
Week 2-3: Students to submit preferred area/topic, and student-supervisor matching
Week 4: 2-hour seminar about supervision, tutor groups, library resources and employment and career planning
Week 5: Submission of dissertation plan and initial bibliography (BART)
Week 6-7: Feedback from supervisor and first 2-3 hour small group seminar with student presentations
At least one extended meeting with the supervisor before the Winter break is highly recommended!
Week 6: Submission of first dissertation draft (ca. 5000 words) through BART
Week 7: Second 2-3 hour seminar meeting with student presentations
Week 9-11: Personal feedback on draft, and extended discussion of the steps required for completion with the supervisor
End of April: Submission of the completed dissertation through BART
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||12||Personal meetings with the supervisor|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||3||1 seminar per term in small groups with student project presentations|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity y||1||Lectures and presentations in Term One|
|Guided Independent study||284||Private study: hours are approximate and may vary depending on student skill. Literature search, reading and analysis (130 hours), preparing presentations for the seminars (8 hours), writing of draft (60 hours) and final dissertation (86 hours)|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).