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EL5920: DISSERTATION IN LITERATURES, ENVIRONMENTS AND PLACES (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

Each candidate will be required to research and write a 15,000 dissertation on a subject related to the themes of the Literatures, Environments and Places programme.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Summer School Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Helena Ifill

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Each candidate will be required to research and write a 15,000 dissertation on a subject related to the themes of the Literatures, Environments and Places programme. This is an opportunity to undertake a significant piece of independent research with the guidance of a supervisor.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 90
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Submission - end August

Written feedback mid- end September

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyTo demonstrate an ability to identify, engage with and apply relevant contextual and theoretical material.
ConceptualCreateTo demonstrate an extensive understanding of relevant literary texts and be able to apply this understanding to the development of relevant thesis.
ProceduralCreateTo effectively communicate research findings through the production of a significant piece of scholarly writing within a given timeframe.
ProceduralEvaluateTo be able to conduct independent and relevant research of both primary and secondary sources.

Project Plan, Summary or Abstract

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 9 Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written feedback. Word count: 1000.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralCreateTo be able to plan and propose a significant piece of independent research demonstrated by the course proposal.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralCreateTo be able to plan and propose a significant piece of independent research demonstrated by the course proposal.
ProceduralEvaluateTo be able to conduct independent and relevant research of both primary and secondary sources.
ConceptualApplyTo demonstrate an ability to identify, engage with and apply relevant contextual and theoretical material.
ProceduralCreateTo effectively communicate research findings through the production of a significant piece of scholarly writing within a given timeframe.
ConceptualCreateTo demonstrate an extensive understanding of relevant literary texts and be able to apply this understanding to the development of relevant thesis.

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