This information is for the 2023/24 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Roman Frigg, Dr Kaitlyn Vredenburgh, Dr Kieran Oberman, Prof Jason Alexander and Prof Miklos Redei


This course is compulsory on the 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 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 post-spring 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

(2019/20 - 2021/22 combined)

Classification % of students
Distinction 50.4
Merit 39.2
Pass 8.6
Fail 1.7

Key facts

Department: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

Total students 2022/23: 71

Average class size 2022/23: Unavailable

Controlled access 2022/23: No

Value: One Unit

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