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GG5910: DISSERTATION PROJECT IN GIS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

The student will select, undertake and complete a research-based dissertation project. In choosing and approving a suitable topic, consideration will be given to the student's background and skills, their career interests, suitable data availability, and the possibility of an external placement. Successful completion of the project requires reference to and integration of the various different taught elements, independent research, together with a general knowledge of all aspects of GIS and where appropriate different disciplines. The dissertation project is undertaken by the student with the guidance of a supervisor from the University and in some cases an external advisor.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr David R. Green

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

  • Geography (GG) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Select and undertake a relevant research project - under supervision - as the basis for the completion of a dissertation which is a culmination of the taught coursework of the MSc. in GIS. In choosing and approving a suitable topic, consideration will be given to the student's background and skills, their career interests, suitable data availability, and an external placement. The work requires reference to and integration of the various different taught elements, independent research, together with a general knowledge of all aspects of GIS and where appropriate different disciplines. Students will work on the project in association with the placement.

The dissertation project is undertaken by the student with the guidance of a supervisor from the Department/School, and an external (government/industry/commercial/academic) advisor within the associated organisation providing support and placement. 


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

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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

Written proposal and presentation

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Learning Outcomes
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Poster Presentation

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Project Report/Dissertation

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Oral Presentation: Individual

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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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