Final Project: Draft Journal Article
Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies (School of)
Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 22 April 2024
Friday 28 June 2024
04 September 2023
Requisites for this module
MPHIVA98 Philosophy (Including Placement Year),
MPHIVA99 Philosophy (Including Year Abroad)
This is the final project module for students on the Integrated Masters in Philosophy. It consists of a mixture of skills workshops and individual supervisions in the summer term while students write their Draft Journal Article.
It provides students with essential skills, such as research design and the development of a research question, researching philosophical problems in the Library and with electronic resources, presenting research ideas (in writing and through presentations), and advanced writing skills.
To provide students with advanced research and writing skills at postgraduate level.
To develop students’ capacities for independent thought and critical reflection.
To develop in students the research skills appropriate to the advanced study of philosophy, in particular through the writing of a draft journal article for their final project, thus providing them with the basis for further progression.
1. Advanced knowledge of some of the principal thinkers and themes in European philosophy since Kant.
2. Ability to engage critically with the main texts and the secondary literature pertaining to them.
3. Ability to develop and present original views on, and interpretations of, issues arising within the various currents of philosophy in the form of an academic journal article.
4. Knowledge of conventions of academic writing in philosophy and the academic publishing context.
There is no regular syllabus.
The three workshops will introduce students to the skills required to plan, research and write up a research project in Philosophy. They will cover research design and the development of a research question, researching philosophical problems in the Library and with electronic resources, presenting research ideas (in writing and through presentations) and advanced writing skills.
There will be individual supervisions to offer hands-on guidance on the Draft Journal Article.
The workshops will be for the whole group and convey basic skills and techniques. Individual supervisors will work with students on their drafts.
Students with specific learning difficulties or other specific needs will be supported in similar ways as students writing MA dissertations.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Draft Journal Article (7000 words)
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
100 per cent Coursework Mark
100 per cent Coursework Mark
Module supervisor and teaching staff
PHAIS Postgraduate Queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Alexander Golob
King's College London
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.
* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.
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