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The Honours dissertation provides students with the opportunity to produce a piece of independent and original research on an approved topic. Advanced level knowledge of a sub-area of the discipline is developed through independent study supervised by a member of academic staff. This course is compulsory for any students completing a single Honours degree in Geography and for any joint Honours student who has not registered to complete a dissertation in their other Honours subject.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Personal research on a specialist subject of the student's choice.
Students must obtain formal ethical approval for their research before they can register for this course.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 9,000-12,000 words dissertation (100%). Resit: Apply to Head of School. Only in exceptional circumstances may students be permitted to resubmit a dissertation.
The dissertation supervison process provides continual formative assessment.
Students receive individual, written feedback (using standard comments sheets) on their dissertation from two members of staff who have marked the thesis independently. Marks and comments sheets are made available after the June external exam board.