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Course Overview

This course requires students to prepare a 12,000 word dissertation. By the end of the course students will have learned how to understand, synthesize and present data in an intelligent and intelligible fashion. Through guidance and supervision they will develop their academic writing skills in order to write and present an extended dissertation on a topic relevant to the course.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Tania Fahey Palma

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

  • Either Master of Science Professional Communication or Master Of Science In Global Business Communication

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

During this course, students will develop and conduct their own research on a topic in Professional Communication using the methods, knowledge and understanding developed in the rest of the course. Students will prepare a 12, 000 word dissertation under supervision from a member of the linguistics staff, and they will be encouraged to develop, analyse and discuss their own data sets.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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