Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module gives students the unique opportunity to produce a substantial piece of written work. Students can select a topic of particular interest in consultation with the module tutor. The tutor ensures that the appropriate supervision is available to support the topic. Students work independently with a dissertation supervisor and also in small groups and seminars. Students study research skills appropriate for this level of study. They also work consistently throughout the year to meet a number of internal deadlines for titles, chapter plans and draft chapters. They submit a draft chapter to the supervisor in order to gain valuable feedback on their project and their progress.
To enable students to engage in an area of research on a topic of their choice and pertinent to their discipline;To facilitate student engagement on an extended piece of writing under supervision.
Intended Learning Outcomes
10 hours of contact time in seminars and group work8 hours of contact time in individual supervisions across two semesters70 hours of preparation for formative assignments70 hours of preparation for seminars, group work and individual supervisions142 hours of preparation for the summative assessment
1: Dissertation weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
Dissertation of 8000 wordsStudents complete a 8000-word dissertation on a topic chosen in consultation with the module tutor.