Philosophy Thesis

Subject PHIL40019 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 18.75
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Research Subject.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Fortnightly meetings with the supervisor over two consecutive semesters of enrolment plus attendance at a 1.5-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment:

An average of 12 hours each week

Enrolment in this thesis subject must be over two consecutive semesters





Recommended Background Knowledge:

Students enrolling in this subject must have completed a Bachelor of Arts.

Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Dr Karen Jones


Subject Overview:

A supervised thesis on a topic to be approved by the School's honours coordinator. Students will be required to attend weekly seminars and present a class paper based on their thesis topic.


Students who successfully complete this project will have

  • have gained experience in the production of a sustained piece of philosophical writing.
  • have made a contribution towards the solution of the selected question.
  • develop skills necessary for postgraduate research.
  • become familiar with the literature relevant to the thesis topic.
  • develop the capacity to summarise and critically engage with the literature.

A thesis of 10,000 words 100% (due at the end of the second semester of enrolment).

Prescribed Texts:

Relevant texts will be selected in discussion with supervisor when project has been decided.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this project will:

  • develop skills necessary for postgraduate research.
  • develop the capacity to summarise and critically engage with the literature.
  • acquire the ability to relate to wider issues.
Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Philosophy

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