Shorter Thesis - Philosophy Int. Justice

Subject 161-520 (2009)

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Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations: This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at .
Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: 1 contact hours/week, 9 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Admission into the MA in Philosophy (International Justice).
Corequisites: Global Justice (Dr Jeremy Moss) Course Code: 161-515
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Dr Jeremy Moss


Dr Jeremy Moss
Subject Overview: A shorter thesis based on original research, on a topic approved by the course co-ordinator.
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this project will
  • have developed an understanding of the fundamentals of philosophical argumentation and theory;
  • be able to demonstrate a substantial knowledge of the area of International Justice;
  • understand the theoretical sources of the key concepts in this area of study;
  • understand the application of these concepts to their professional field or study area;
  • have developed research and analysis skills to enable further study in the area of international justice at a higher academic level;
  • present theories and arguments concisely and critically.
Assessment: A thesis of 20-22,000 words.
Prescribed Texts:
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • undertake advanced study in a specialised branch of philosophy as determined by the student
  • acquire research skills and an understanding of the methods required for advanced research in philosophy;
  • complete a major thesis, based on original research and revealing an awareness of current theoretical directions in their chosen field.
Related Course(s): Master of Arts in Philosophy (International Justice)(Adv.Seminars&ShTh)

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