Philosophy

Major/Minor/Specialisation !MR-ARTSAST-SPC+1011 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Year and Campus: 2015

Coordinator

Dr Fran├žois Schroeter

Email: fschro@unimelb.edu.au

Contact

Enquiries
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Email: 13MELB@unimelb.edu.au

Overview:

The masters program allows students to combine coursework with extensive independent research in philosophy. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing research. Candidates may advance to the Doctor of Philosophy degree after successful completion of the masters or may apply to convert to the PhD at an earlier stage. An honours grade of at least H3 (65%) average must be attained in the respective thesis and advanced seminar components of the course to qualify for the award of the masters.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar & Shorter Thesis) in this area of specialisation should:

  • 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.
Structure & Available Subjects:

Duration: 1.5 years full-time / 3 years part-time

The Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar & Shorter Thesis) in this area of specialisation requires:

  • thesis 20,000-22,000 words
  • two compulsory subjects (25 points)
Subject Options:

Thesis subject

Thesis 20,000-22,000 words

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year

Compulsory Subjects

2 compulsory subjects (25 points)

Please note: 'Philosophy Methods' is to be taken over two consecutive semesters

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
6.25
Links to further information: http://shaps.unimelb.edu.au/
Related Course(s): Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar & Shorter Thesis)

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