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The dissertation forms the final part of the Master of Research degree. This course aims to support participants as they frame, specify, plan, carry out and report on a research-based investigation. For students who plan to complete their studies with the MRes, the dissertation will report on a completed piece of independent and original research. Other students, with prior agreement from the Director of Postgraduate Research Degrees, who plan to proceed to doctoral studies, may use their MRes dissertation as part of the preparation for subsequent PhD study.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||60 credits (30 ECTS credits)|
This course involves planning an investigation, informed by an understanding of the components of formal research or enquiry including. The student will evidence an appropriate searching and interrogation of the literature, the formulation of appropriate research questions or targets, the selection of an appropriate research methodology, the planning and management of data collection procedures, procedures for data processing and reporting, the execution of a significant project of research, and communicating and reporting findings and conclusions.
Eight-one hour supervision with dissertation supervisor (flexible mode of delivery e.g. face-to-face or Skype or telephone).
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
A 12,000 word written assignment presented as a formal dissertation. There is no re-sit for a Dissertation.
There are no assessments for this course.