Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (Masters in Educational Research, Policy and Practice) (REDU11047)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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 $ú 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||A dissertation of around, and not exceeding, 15,000 words.
|No Exam Information
| 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
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Lindsay Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)51 6380
|Course secretary||Ms Lorraine Denholm
Tel: (0131 6)51 6433
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