Level of Study
Spring and Fall
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
The course will provide students with an introduction to the skills and overview of the knowledge they need to work on the thesis, such as the use of library resources, citation techniques, sources. It will also provide knowledge of what a research proposal shall contain.
After completing the course, the student should have
- knowledge about the use of sources, citation techniques and library resources
- understanding of the elements included in a thesis, how the project can be built up and which formal requirements that apply
After completing the course, the student should be able to
- initiate efforts to write a research proposal
After completing the course, the student should be competent to
- start writing a research proposal
Required Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
FIL312 overlap 5 points with FIL304 (Design of the project for the master's thesis in philosophy). Please contact the department for further information.
Access to the Course
A condition for entry into this course is having been accepted for the Masters programme in philosophy.
Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching
Teaching is offered in the form of lectures and seminars. Seminars are compulsary.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Students must attend at least two thirds of the seminars.
Forms of Assessment
Students will be weighted pass / no-pass based on attendance at seminars.
Pass or Fail.
The teaching will be evaluated from time to time.
Department of Philosophy
Type of assessment: Participation
- Withdrawal deadline