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ED59NA: MASTERS DISSERTATION - PERSON-CENTRED COUNSELLING (2021-2022)

Last modified: 02 Sep 2021 11:20


Course Overview

This course will support you to frame, specify, plan, implement and report an academic or work-related research-based investigation or development. The course is available if you have successfully completed a postgraduate diploma and allows you to complete your Masters degree. The work-based project/dissertation course requires sustained independent research and you will receive individual or small group supervision. You will also have the opportunity to engage with workshops and online resources as part of a community of researchers in counselling related areas. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Anne Smith

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?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

All aspects of the following will be covered: induction to work based projects and dissertations including critical reading, reviewing literature, production of a research design and consideration of research ethics. After which data collection, data analysis and production of a 15 -18 thousand word thesis will follow. 


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 40 Feedback Weeks 44

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Feedback

Full feedback from first marker.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseDemonstrate familiarity with their field of study and associated policy and research literatures.
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate clarity and coherence through the effective and critical selection and presentation of information/data.

Formative Assessment

Dissertation Proposal

Assessment Type Formative Weighting
Assessment Weeks 25 Feedback Weeks 28

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Feedback

Full proposal for project dissertation – Course B F/T and Course D P/T, summative literature reviews will inform this proposal. An alternative could be the case study from the CYP certificate as the foundation for the proposal

Full feedback from first marker. Permission given to start research project.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseDemonstrate familiarity with their field of study and associated policy and research literatures.
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate clarity and coherence through the effective and critical selection and presentation of information/data.

Resit Assessments

Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 48 Feedback Weeks 52

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Feedback

Written feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionEvaluateDemonstrate appropriateness of judgement when dealing with complex issues or problems.
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate clarity and coherence through the effective and critical selection and presentation of information/data.
ConceptualEvaluateProvide impartiality and balance in argument and inference.
ConceptualAnalyseDemonstrate familiarity with their field of study and associated policy and research literatures.

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