This information is for the 2019/20 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Campbell Brown, Prof Roman Frigg, Dr Mattia Gallotti and Prof Jason Alexander

Dr Jonathan Parry


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 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 Programme Handbook.

Student performance results

(2015/16 - 2017/18 combined)

Classification % of students
Distinction 38.2
Merit 47.6
Pass 10.2
Fail 4

Key facts

Department: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

Total students 2018/19: 75

Average class size 2018/19: Unavailable

Controlled access 2018/19: No

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Communication
  • Specialist skills