Aims/Description: To provide both general and subject-specific research training for those intending to pursue research in philosophy or political theory. There is a short course dealing with topics such as study and writing skills, choosing and planning a research project; conducting a literature search, delivering a seminar presentation and chairing a discussion. Students also meet with their research supervisor to plan and produce a detailed PhD proposal and annotated bibliography (6,000 to 8,000 words), outlining their proposed project and locating it in relation to established positions in the discipline.

Staff Contact: KEEFE ROSANNA
Teaching Methods: Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Notes: Unit only available as part of the Research Training Programme

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Philosophy):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK