This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Susanne Burri, Prof Richard Bradley, Prof Miklos Redei and Dr Campbell Brown


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) post-summer term.

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

Student performance results

(2013/14 - 2015/16 combined)

Classification % of students
Distinction 34.1
Merit 48.7
Pass 13.4
Fail 3.9

Key facts

Department: Philosophy

Total students 2016/17: 62

Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable

Controlled access 2016/17: No

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Communication
  • Specialist skills