Dissertation Seminar - Economics and Philosophy

This information is for the 2015/16 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Richard Bradley LAK.203


This course is compulsory on the MSc in Economics and Philosophy. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

The course is intended to develop the ability to make philosophical arguments, to write good philosophical essays, and to present ideas effectively. It covers topics in the philosophy of economics and will serve to prepare students for research and for writing their dissertation.


10 hours of seminars in the MT. 10 hours of seminars in the LT.

Formative coursework

Students will be expected to produce 1 essay and 1 presentation in the MT, 1 essay and 1 presentation in the LT and 1 essay in the ST.

Indicative reading

Readings will be chosen by the seminar participants.


This course is not assessed.

Key facts

Department: Philosophy

Total students 2014/15: 12

Average class size 2014/15: 12

Controlled access 2014/15: No

Value: Non-assessed

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Specialist skills