Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (MSc in Dance Science and Education) (REDU11039)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The Dissertation is a major study demanding of the course member a high level of individual application and commitment to research and enquiry. It provides the participant with the opportunity to identify, reflect on and explore a topic that has implications for his or her own professional development and scholarly interest. The Dissertation will involve a critical interrogation of the relationship between academic theory, professional practice and the design, ethics and interpretation of research. Research training is an important part of the Dissertation process and this will be offered via a core course in Research Methods. Before beginning the dissertation, students will submit a detailed dissertation proposal of around 2000 words, which will be produced as part of the assessment for the elected Research Methods course. On successful completion of elected Research Methods the student may begin work on the dissertation with guidance and support from the designated dissertation supervisor.
Provision will be made for students who wish to submit their dissertation in an alternative to the standard written format. Participants wishing to pursue this as an option will need to take particular care that their dissertation proposal details how they will demonstrate an appropriate level of critical analysis, academic knowledge and reflection on the nature of enquiry. Full guidance will be given in the programme dissertation handbook.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 16,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||A dissertation of 15,000 words.
|No Exam Information
| On completion of the elected course participants will be able to:
specify a topic of enquiry suitable for a dissertation and justify its theoretical significance, relevance and practical feasibility
identify and reflect critically on relevant up-to-date literature, research reports and other scholarly evidence with specific reference to the research process chosen
collect and analyse evidence, justifying the approaches and techniques used, and identifying the implications of these decisions
critically examine the contribution and limitations of the study undertaken in theoretical and applied terms
demonstrate that the study complies with relevant ethical guidelines
present work which engages appropriately with academic conventions in relation to style, tone, structuring and referencing.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The course will be delivered flexibly and online.
|Course organiser||Ms Wendy Timmons
Tel: (0131 6)51 6596
|Course secretary||Ms Marie Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)51 6678
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