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Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (MTD) (REDU11062)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits50
Home subject areaResearch (EDU) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe Dissertation is a major study demanding a high level of application and commitment to research and enquiry. It provides you with the opportunity to identify, reflect on and explore a topic of interest to your own professional and academic development. c
The dissertation normally consists of a professionally relevant research project. This could be carried out in or in relation to the work of an approved organisation or as a more general research study as appropriate. The data gathering stage of the Dissertation may be conducted jointly with up to two other students subject to approval from the Programme Director.
Finally, the project is written up individually under supervision as a 12,000 15,000 word dissertation.
The Dissertation provides an opportunity for the development of extended professional action and for critical evaluation on the process, outputs and outcomes of this.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Flexible, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 05/08/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 500 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 16, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 10, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 474 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. 1 justify the approaches and techniques used to collect and analyse evidence and identify the implications of these choices for the status of the evidence and the findings based on it


2. 2 examine critically the contribution and limitations of the study undertaken regarding theories and issues relevant to the practice and roles of professionals
3 demonstrate an ability to identify and critically reflect on the relevant and up-to-date literature, research reports and other scholarly and professional evidence
3. 4 show an ability to make explicit theories informing practice and to critically reflect on their coherence; relate theory to practice and, where appropriate, re-evaluate the theory in the light of professional practice
4. 5 define and redefine problems and their implications for practice, where appropriate
6 demonstrate that the study complies with the relevant ethical guidelines;
5. 7 present work reflecting the appropriate academic conventions
8 reflect critically on conventional professional approaches and practices.
Assessment Information
Assessment is by a 12,000 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 organiserMr Peter Evans
Tel: (0131 6)51 6345
Email: peter.evans@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Alison Edie
Tel: (0131 6)51 4241
Email: Alison.Edie@ed.ac.uk
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