Shorter Thesis - Applied Philosophy

Subject PHIL90011 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings with supervisor throughout period of enrolment.
Total Time Commitment: 30 hours a week if full-time.
Prerequisites: Admission to the MA in Applied Philosophy (102CP).
Corequisites: Students will normally enrol in the following 2 subjects over the period of their enrolment in this subject.
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1
Recommended Background Knowledge: Knowledge gained in the successful completion of a four year Honours degree or equivalent, with thesis component.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

A minor thesis based on original research, on a topic to be approved by the course coordinator.


Students who successfully complete this subject should...

  • have gained experience in the production of a sustained piece of philosophical writing.
  • made a contribution towards the solution of the selected question.
  • completed a thesis based on original research and revealing an awareness of current theoretical directions in their chosen field.
Assessment: A Thesis of 20-22,000 words
Prescribed Texts: Appropriate texts will be determined in consultation with the thesis supervisor.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • undertake advanced study in a specialized branch of philosophy as determined by the student.
  • acquire research skills and an understanding of the methods required for advanced research in philosophy.
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Arts in Philosophy(Adv Seminars and Shorter Thesis)(CAPPE)

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