Emerging Research in Philosophy (863V7)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

In this module, you develop the skills required for effective research and prepare yourself for writing your dissertation.

You cover topics including:

  • choosing a research topic
  • identifying the relevant literature
  • assessing arguments
  • writing a critical literature review
  • critically evaluating your own work
  • writing in a professional manner
  • delivering an effective presentation
  • structuring a dissertation
  • writing a dissertation.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Presentation, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 278 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.