Dissertation Seminar - Philosophy and Public Policy
This information is for the 2016/17 session.
Dr Susanne Burri
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy. This course is not available as an outside option.
Aim: This course is intended to develop the ability to write a structured philosophical essay and serves to prepare students in the MSc Philosophy and Public Policy for dissertation writing.
10 hours of seminars in the MT. 20 hours of seminars in the LT.
The course starts with a five hour module on argumentative writing in philosophy (weeks 1-5). This is followed by student presentations in which past MSc dissertations are scrutinized for strengths and weaknesses (weeks 6-10). During Lent Term, students are required to present their MSc dissertations as work in progress.
Presentation of a past MSc dissertation
Presentation of own dissertation as work in progress
Optional draft of up to 6000 words due at the end of June
This course is not assessed.
Total students 2015/16: 26
Average class size 2015/16: 10
Controlled access 2015/16: No
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