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Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (Masters in Educational Research, Policy and Practice) (REDU11047)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThis dissertation of around, and not exceeding, 15,000 words forms the final element of the Masters Degree in Educational Research, Policy and Practice. The Masters Degree in Educational Research, Policy and Practice is an exit award associated with the Doctorate of Education (EdD).
The dissertation is a major study that demands a high level of individual application and commitment to research and enquiry. It provides students with the opportunity to identify, reflect on and explore a relevant topic in education $ a topic that may have implications for their own professional practice. This dissertation may take the form of a piece of empirical research, or an analytical literature review or a philosophical enquiry.
The exact form and design of the study should be decided by students in discussion with their supervisors.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Course Start Date 15/09/2014
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 588 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) A dissertation of around, and not exceeding, 15,000 words.
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
Successful completion of the dissertation will allow students to demonstrate the capacities to:

delineate an appropriate topic of enquiry, justifying its theoretical significance, professional relevance and practical feasibility

identify relevant literature and engage with this literature in an analytical manner

where appropriate, competently design and conduct a research study, justifying the approaches and techniques used and being alert to questions concerning validity

examine critically the contributions and limitations of the study

where appropriate, demonstrate that the study complies with relevant ethical guidelines

present a coherent account, which observes appropriate academic conventions in relation to style, tone, structuring of the text, proof-reading and referencing
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserProf Lindsay Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)51 6380
Email: Lindsay.Paterson@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Lorraine Denholm
Tel: (0131 6)51 6433
Email: lorraine.denholm@ed.ac.uk
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