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PHM4010 - Masters Qualifying in Philosophy A

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Jakob Hohwy


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Students take two units from the following list:

  1. Metaphysics and Epistemology.
  2. Value Theory.
  3. Foundations of Analytic Philosophy.
  4. Contemporary European Philosophy.
  5. Supervised reading.
  6. Philosophy of Mind and Cognition.
  7. Philosophical Pedagogy.
Each unit consists of six 2-hour seminars. At least four units will be offered. Students will be provided details of which units are on offer as well as specific reading lists shortly after they receive their letter of offer to undertake Masters Qualifiying.


Students who successfully complete this subject will gain the ability to read and understand advanced philosophical material in some specific areas of current research. They will be able to examine and criticise arguments in those areas, as well as develop and defend their own position on some specific issues within those areas. They will further their basic competence in the use of research tools in Philosophy. Those who undertake the Philosophical Pedagogy unit will additionally gain an appreciation for the ways in which the practical demonstration of these research skills informs teaching.


Each unit will be assessed by written work totalling 4,500 words. The exception is the Philosophical Pedagogy unit. There the assessment consists in a) two written exercises (3000 words): 67%
b) a practical performance: 33%

Contact hours

Two units; each unit consists of nine 2-hour seminars.