SOC8096 : Dissertation
- Offered for Year: 2020/21
- Module Leader(s): Dr Mark Casey
- Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||60|
To allow students to undertake an independent research project on a topic of their choice, subject to the approval of the supervisor. To enable the development of relevant generic and subject-specific research methods and skills.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module involves individual meetings between student and supervisor (minimum of 8) plus independent research by the student according to topic, ending in production of a research dissertation of up to 15 000 words.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||4:00||4:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||10||1:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||586:00||586:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The student is enabled through regular contact with the dissertation supervisor to acquire and practise all the designated skills, and to increase their knowledge of the subject area to at least MA level.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Dissertation||3||M||100||15000 word research dissertation|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The dissertation allows the student to demonstrate his or her research skills both in the collection of the material (literature review and data) and in the production of an extended piece of academic writing.The dissertation provides an extensive test of the students’ understanding of the theoretical aspects of the course, and their ability to devise, plan and implement a research proposal thus demonstrating relevant information gathering skills, to place acquired empirical and other data into a theoretical framework, to construct and represent complex arguments, and to critically analyse their own and others' research. It also tests the students’ practical writing and presentational skills.