Dissertation Seminar - Economics and Philosophy

This information is for the 2019/20 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Campbell Brown


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.

This course has a reading week in Week 6 of both MT and LT.

Formative coursework

Students will be expected to produce 1 presentation in the MT, 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, Logic and Scientific Method

Total students 2018/19: 6

Average class size 2018/19: 6

Controlled access 2018/19: No

Value: Non-credit bearing

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

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