MAR8096 : Dissertation
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Paul Stott
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||60|
A1. To undertake advanced research on an appropriate marine-related topic working largely alone, and to present in a structured form the results of that research. The research may take the form of a critical review, a computational study, an experimental investigation, or some combination thereof.
A2. To acquire knowledge in a specified topic, possibly outside the scope of the taught modules.
Outline Of Syllabus
The form of supervision will be agreed between module leader, student and identified potential supervisor, but may be in approximately the following form:
Selection of topic for study
Writing a study plan
Literature review of study subject area
Analysis and interpretation of information
Completion of review
Completion of dissertation
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||2||1:00||2:00||Including Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||548:00||548:00||Dissertation (Research)|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||1||240:00||240:00||Dissertation (write up)|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||10||1:00||10:00||Supervisory meetings|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The MSc MTM taught modules provide an extended introduction to the discourses, methodologies and approaches involved in marine transport management and international logistics. At the point of embarking upon the dissertation, each individual student is allocated an appropriate supervisor. Student and supervisor will then communicate, primarily via email, from the inception and planning through to carrying out, analysing (ISO1-ISO8, IKO1) and writing up the results of the investigation (ISO9-ISO11, IKO1-IKO2).
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Research paper||3||M||50||Maximum of 30 pages|
|Essay||3||M||5||Abstract for the report, maximum 1 page|
|Research proposal||1||M||10||Project proposal|
|Essay||2||M||20||Literature Review. 10 pages|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The dissertation is intended to provide the students with an opportunity to carry out a substantial and largely independent piece of research. The examiners assess the ability of a student to produce a written research report which demonstrates the intended learning outcomes described in IKO1, IKO2 and ISO1-ISO11. The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.