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Master of Arts in Philosophy (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis)

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  • Objectives
    Students who complete the masters will: * acquire the additional knowledge required to undertake specialised study in a branch of philosophy of their choice; * acquire research skills and an understanding of the methods required for advanced research in philosophy; * complete a minor thesis, based on original research and revealing an awareness of current theoretical directions in their chosen field.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Arts in Philosophy (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis)
  • Course description
    Duration: 1.5 years full-time / 3 years part-time
        * Thesis 20,000-22,000 words
        * 2 compulsory subjects

    Total points per year 100 - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

    Thesis subject

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    161-502  Shorter Thesis - Philosophy
    A minor thesis based on original research, on a topic to be approved by the course coordinator.     RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year     N/A

    Compulsory subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    161-512  Literature Review
    This subject is intended as part of a student's preparation for writing their thesis, by ensuring that they have a proper knowledge of the contemporary literature in that area. The student will undertake a READING programme guided by their super...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    161-513  Reality and Value
    The course asks the questions 'What is the fundamental nature of reality?’, ‘What is the nature of value?’, and ‘What is the relationship between these two things?’. It will proceed by ...     Semester 1     12.50

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