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GG4038: DISSERTATION (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:35

Course Overview

The Honours dissertation provides students with the opportunity to produce a piece of independent and original research on an approved topic.  Advanced level knowledge of a sub-area of the discipline is developed through independent study supervised by a member of academic staff.  This course is compulsory for any students completing an Honours degree in Marine and Coastal Resource Management


Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No

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Course Description

Personal research on a specialist subject of the student's choice.

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 9,000-12,000 words dissertation (100%). Resit: Apply to Head of School. Only in exceptional circumstances may students be permitted to resubmit a dissertation.

Formative Assessment

The dissertation supervision process provides continual formative assessment.


Students receive individual, written feedback (using standard comments sheets) on their dissertation from two members of staff who have marked the thesis independently. Marks and comments sheets are made available after the June external exam board.

Course Learning Outcomes


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