MCH8599 : Research Dissertation
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Joanne Sayner
- Other Staff: Mr Iain Wheeldon, Dr Emma Coffield, Professor Christopher Whitehead, Dr Areti Galani, Dr Susannah Eckersley, Dr Aron Mazel, Professor Andrew Newman
- Owning School: Arts & Cultures
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||60|
The aim of the module is to provide an opportunity for a sustained piece of research that relates to issues raised during the taught modules of the programme.
Outline Of Syllabus
The students are required to attend briefing sessions. In addition, students will have regular meetings with their allocated supervisor.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||200:00||200:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||2||2:00||4:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||390:00||390:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||6||1:00||6:00||6 individual supervision meetings, more as and when required by arrangement with the supervisor|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
A formal taught session (normally delivered to the whole cohort on the module) which consists largely of briefing students on the module and how to plan for the dissertation.
1:1 individual supervision meeting to support dissertation development.
GUIDED INDEPENDENT STUDY
This broad category refers to independent student activity and covers the range from reading and preparation through to situations where students are required to work without staff supervision or where students are required to undertake very specific pieces of work.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Dissertation||3||M||100||12,000 – 15,000 words|
|Research proposal||3||M||outline proposal|
|Research proposal||3||M||detailed proposal if required by supervisor|
|Written exercise||3||M||ethics approval form|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The MA Academic Dissertation must be an original piece of work and not simply a synthesis of existing knowledge. It requires the gathering and analysis of new material, the development of original arguments and the presentation of conclusions and recommendations. To be successful the dissertation will need careful planning and preparation.