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SP4039: DISSERTATION IN SPANISH (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This year-long course unit combines dissertation research with research methods training. The dissertation is a piece of extended independent research (8,000-10,000 words long), structured as a critical evaluation, analysis or argument, about a topic germane to Spanish and Latin American Studies. The topic is chosen by the student, in conjunction with the dissertation coordinator and an individual Departmental supervisor, both of whom approve the topic. Students are encouraged to design their topic building on their previous studies, especially honours courses. The dissertation offers a chance for students to carry out in-depth independent study in Spanish and Latin American Studies, and to acquire and develop valuable research skills. The course begins, in the first half session, with workshops on diverse research methods and the creation of peer support groups. The second half session includes structured meetings with the dissertation supervisor and meetings with the peer support group, as well as independent research and writing.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Full Year Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Patience Schell

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

  • Programme Level 4
  • Spanish And Latin American Studies (SP) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate 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

The dissertation is a piece of extended independent research (8,000-10,000 words long), structured as a critical evaluation, analysis or argument, about a topic germane to Hispanic Studies. The topic is chosen by the student, in conjunction with the dissertation coordinator and an individual Departmental supervisor. It is a chance for students to carry out in-depth study in Hispanic Studies outside the course programme and to acquire and develop valuable research skills.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MA In Mathematics-Spanish And Latin American Studies
  • MA Accountancy-Hispanic Studies
  • MA Anthropology-Hispanic Studies
  • MA Business Man - Hispanic Studies(Mde B)
  • MA Business Management - Hispanic Studies
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies - Hispanic
  • MA Economics-Hispanic Studies
  • MA English-Hispanic Studies
  • MA Film & Visual Culture-Hispanic Studies
  • MA Film and Visual Culture-Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • MA Finance-Hispanic Studies
  • MA French-Hispanic Studies
  • MA Gaelic Studies-Hispanic Studies
  • MA Geography-Hispanic Studies
  • MA German-Hispanic Studies
  • MA Hispanic Studies (Latin America)
  • MA Hispanic Studies (Spain)
  • MA Hispanic Studies with Music Studies
  • MA Hispanic Studies-History
  • MA Hispanic Studies-History of Art
  • MA Hispanic Studies-International Relations
  • MA Hispanic Studies-Language & Linguistics
  • MA Hispanic Studies-Legal Studies
  • MA Hispanic Studies-Management Studies
  • MA Hispanic Studies-Mathematics
  • MA Hispanic Studies-Politics
  • MA Hispanic Studies-Sociology
  • MA In Accountancy-Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • MA In History Of Art - Spanish And Latin American Studies
  • MA In Spanish And Latin American Studies With Music Studies
  • MA International Relations-Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • MA Language and Linguistics-Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Ma Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies-Spanish & Latin American St
  • Ma In Business Management-Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Ma In Gaelic Studies-Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Ma In Legal Studies-Spanish And Latin American Studies
  • Ma Spanish & Latin American Studies-Theology & Religious St
  • Master Of Arts Anthropology-Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Master Of Arts In Economics-Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Master Of Arts In English-Spanish And Latin American Studies
  • Master Of Arts In Finance-Spanish And Latin American Studies
  • Master Of Arts In French-Spanish And Latin American Studies
  • Master Of Arts In Geography-Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Master Of Arts In German-Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Master Of Arts In Hispanic Studies-Theology & Religious St
  • Master Of Arts In History-Spanish And Latin American Studies
  • Master Of Arts In Politics-Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Master Of Arts In Sociology-Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Master Of Arts In Spanish And Latin American Studies

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 7 - 17, 25 - 29, 33

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Summative Assessments

Dissertation (8000-10,000 words) (60%)

Draft chapter (1500 - 2,000 words) (10%)

Research reflection (1500 words) (15%)

Bibliographic exercise (500 words) (15%)

Formative Assessment

Feedback on draft material - in individual tutorials.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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