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Unit information: Essay Unit 6 in 2020/21

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Unit name Essay Unit 6
Unit code PHILM0024
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Professor. Bertram
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of Philosophy
Faculty Faculty of Arts


This unit is taught by individual tutorials with a member of staff. In consultation with their advisor, students choose an area of philosophy in which they would like to work. They are then assigned an appropriate essay tutor with whom they meet regularly on an individual basis.


This unit is taught through the medium of individual tutorials with research specialists on agreed topics of your choosing, and leads to an extended essay of 5,000 - 6,000 words. The unit is designed to allow students to benefit fully from the expertise of the Department's academic staff in order to produce high-quality work on a variety of topics in philosophy.

Intended learning outcomes

Refer to faculty guidelines for independent study unit

Teaching details

Tutorials (online or in person).

Assessment Details

Summative Assessment: One essay of up to 6,000 words (excluding bibliography) - 100%

Reading and References

Supervised individual study essay on a topic of the student's choice