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SL5901: MSC MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA DISSERTATION (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

The dissertation is a substantial piece of independent research and writing. It is a compulsory element of the MSc Middle East and North Africa Programme.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Full Year Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Johan Rasanayagam

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PI5908 MSc Middle East and North Africa Dissertation (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The dissertation is a substantial piece of independent research and writing. Students will make use of the knowledge and critical understanding gained through participation in the MSc Middle East and North Africa Programme to identify a topic for the dissertation, conduct library based research, and produce an analysis in the form of a 10-12,000 word dissertation.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 10000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandStudents will have a good grasp of the contemporary Middle East and North Africa
ConceptualAnalyseStudents will be able the critically apply theories in the fields of anthropology, politics and international relations, and sociology to contemporary problems in the Middle East and North Africa
ConceptualCreateStudents will identify a research topic for their dissertation, conduct library research, plan the structure and write the dissertation.
ConceptualEvaluateStudents will critically evaluate different theoretical approaches in relation to current issues in the Middle East and North Africa.
FactualUnderstandStudents will have a good grasp of the contemporary Middle East and North Africa
ConceptualAnalyseStudents will be able the critically apply theories in the fields of anthropology, politics and international relations, and sociology to contemporary problems in the Middle East and North Africa
ConceptualCreateStudents will identify a research topic for their dissertation, conduct library research, plan the structure and write the dissertation.
ConceptualEvaluateStudents will critically evaluate different theoretical approaches in relation to current issues in the Middle East and North Africa.

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