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PI4071: DISSERTATION (POLITICS) (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course affords students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and research skills in the broad field of Politics & International Relations to an individual piece of research, focusing on a topic selected by the student and approved by the Dissertation supervisor. Over the course of the project, with guidance from a supervising member of staff, the student will conduct a literature review of relevant material, select appropriate research methods, gather data where necessary, analyse data, and write a final analysis in the form of the Dissertation. Particular emphasis will be given to helping students develop their own skills.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ilia Xypolia

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

  • Politics (PI) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

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

This course affords students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and research skills in the broad field of Politics & International Relations to an individual piece of research, focusing on a topic selected by the student and approved by the module coordinator and by the Dissertation supervisor. Over the course of the project, with guidance from a supervising member of staff, the student will conduct a literature review of relevant material, select appropriate research methods, gather data where necessary, analyse data, and write a final analysis in the form of the Dissertation. While the techniques of analysis will vary with the nature of the research problem, all students will receive guidance on critical analysis, planning their Dissertation, and Dissertation writing. Particular emphasis will be given to helping students develop their own skills.

Further Information & Notes

Available only to students in Politics OR International Relations degrees.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

10000-word dissertation (100%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Informal feedback provided on literature review and course design and at draft stages of dissertation. Written feedback will be offered on the completed dissertation.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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