Postgraduate Course: MSc Dissertation (Slavery and Forced Labour Studies) (PGHC11161)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Postgraduate (School of History and Classics)
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||The final stage of the programme, this dissertation of 15,000 words serves as a forum for the candidate to demonstrate their progress in Slavery and Forced Labour Studies.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||Yes
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond, Available to all students (SV1)
||WebCT enabled: No
|No Classes have been defined for this Course|
||First class information not currently available|
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|The Dissertation exercise binds the different elements of the programme together while exploring candidates' abilities to undertake original research, and to make a sustained argument, in their chosen field of study.
The dissertation provides students with the ability:
- To formulate and implement a plan of research.
- To formulate hypotheses relating to the student's research subject and to test them by marshalling a range of primary and secondary evidence.
- To locate a specific thesis within its broader historiography.
- To reflect critically on the processes and methods involved in research and writing.
- To construct and pursue a coherent historical argument based on the hypotheses which have been formulated and tested by reference to primary and secondary source material.
- To locate an argument - whether verbal or written - within a broader intellectual context and to evaluate its implications from that more general perspective.
- To conceive and pursue to its conclusion a coherent argument founded on evidence provided by the sources at the student's disposal.
- To undertake a sustained independent research project, and to complete it within a strict time limit.
- To write clear, accurate, precise and concise prose.
|Completion of 15,000 word dissertation.|
|Course organiser||Dr Ulrike Roth
Tel: (0131 6)50 3586
|Course secretary||Mrs Lindsay Scott
Tel: (0131 6)50 9948
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