TCP8099 : Dissertation
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Sebastian Weise
- Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||60|
To develop and demonstrate the student's skills as a researcher.
To engage in debate at the forefront of appropriate topic, whilst relating the topic to its wider social, economic, environmental and political context.
The dissertation module spans the second semester and the summer months, once the taught element of the programme is completed. The dissertation is the written report of a major individual research project. This is supported in Semester 1 by TCP8911 Evaluation, Analysis and Research, by individual dissertation tutorial support throughout the year, and by additional group workshops during semester 2 and across the summer.
The dissertation should be on a subject relevant to planning, related to the pathway the student is on. It must be a fully referenced, well written and structured document, based on empirical desk and or field research of a high standard. The final dissertation should be 15,000 words. Further guidance can be found in the Dissertation Handbook.
Outline Of Syllabus
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||298:00||298:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||299:00||299:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||6||0:30||3:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Self directed research, on topic of own choice, allows the student to refine research skills learned in TCP8911. The work is supported by up to 6 tutorial sessions with individual tutors.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
This allows students to express all required elements of research process, engagement with literature, methodology and rigour and ultimate findings and analysis in relation to one focused study to a postgraduate level. It allows demonstration of the ability to design and undertake research to the rigorously high standards of robustness required within the UK.
Although students begin their dissertation in semester 2 and complete over the summer, they are introduced to the required work and begin training for it in week 1 semester 1.