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DR554N: DISSERTATION (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

20,000 word dissertation written on a topic related to the student's taught Master's programme and agreed to by the supervisor and the programme co-ordinator.


Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Ken Jeffrey

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Course Description

Students are expected to produce a dissertation of 20,000 words. The dissertation should be written on a topic related to the student's taught Master's programme and be agreed to by the supervisor. Students should learn to: identify an area of research and formulate appropriate questions; work independently within the given time frame; deliver a coherent thesis accompanied by an appropriate academic apparatus.

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The dissertation (20,000 words) is to be submitted by the due date (normally 31 August) and is marked by two examiners.

Formative Assessment




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