This information is for the 2015/16 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Jason Alexander, Dr Susanne Burri, Prof Richard Bradley and Prof Miklos Redei


This course is compulsory on the MSc in Economics and Philosophy, MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy, MSc in Philosophy of Science and MSc in Philosophy of the Social Sciences. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

Students are required to write a 10,000-word dissertation (7,000 for MSc Economics and Philosophy) on a topic within the field covered by their course of study and approved by the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method.


Dissertation (100%, 10000 words) in the LT.

The course is assessed 100% by Dissertation. Dissertations must be submitted on a specified date in September in the academic year registered. (Part-time students are required to submit their dissertations in the September of their second year of part-time registration). All details are given in the Departmental course booklet.

Student performance results

(2011/12 - 2013/14 combined)

Classification % of students
Distinction 35.2
Merit 44.1
Pass 17.4
Fail 3.4

Key facts

Department: Philosophy

Total students 2014/15: 80

Average class size 2014/15: Unavailable

Controlled access 2014/15: No

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Communication
  • Specialist skills