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Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (MSc in Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance) (PGSP11338)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Social and Political Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits60
Home subject areaPostgrad (School of Social and Political Studies) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe student undertakes a 15,000 word dissertation to be submitted by a date specified in the University Regulations.
The student is expected to formulate and research in depth a topic largely of his or her own choosing with the guidance of an academic supervisor. The student is encouraged to apply concepts and skills from the programme coursework to a current issue or problem, where possible in the area of their current or intended work, and possibly formulated in cooperation with their employing or sponsoring organisation or another outside body. The work for the dissertation may include appropriate empirical work. The student is expected to engage with a substantial body of literature, to refine and extend their grasp of relevant concepts and theory, and to demonstrate appropriate analytical and bibliographic skills.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 21/04/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 588 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the dissertation students will have demonstrated that they can:
With guidance, identify and formulate an appropriate dissertation project within the scope of the programme.
Undertake a sustained piece of supervised but independent work, and manage the conduct and timing of this work.
Engage critically and analytically with issues and material in their chosen area
Deploy appropriate knowledge, concepts, theories and methods in developing an extended argument and, where appropriate, analysing empirical material.
Present a clear and coherent dissertation.
Assessment Information
One 15,000 word dissertation.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf David Castle
Tel: (0131 6)50 2449
Email: David.Castle@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Jodie Fleming
Tel: (0131 6)51 5066
Email: Jodie.Fleming@ed.ac.uk
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