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PHIL8002 Philosophy Postgraduate Research Seminar

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To develop postgraduate students' ability to present their ongoing research to a professional audience, and learn from feedback. The class has no assessment specific to it: assessment on PhD/MPhil is by submission of thesis. Class delivers knowledge and skills that assist in preparation for thesis writing.

Learning Outcomes

Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Enhancement of ability to complete a satisfactory PhD thesis in philosophy
  • Ability to prepare and present your own research to a professional audience
  • Learning to modify your research and presentation style in response to constructive feedback
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Gaining confidence in preparing and delivering a presentation


The syllabus is dictated by the research of the particular students attending the seminar at any time. They present their own ongoing PhD research.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Seminar, led by academic staff member: Presentation by PGR student Class discussion Verbal and written feedback to student

Total study time40
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