Postgraduate course

Philosophical Sources

Level of Study


Teaching semester

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.

Learning Outcomes


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 and learning methods

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.

Grading Scale

Pass or Fail.

Course Evaluation

The teaching will be evaluated from time to time.


Contact Information

Department of Philosophy

Email: studierettleiar@fof.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Participation

    Withdrawal deadline