Postgraduate Course: Dissertation MSc Education: Language, theory, practice and literacy (REDU11059)
|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 course member with the opportunity to identify, reflect on and explore a topic that has implications for his/her own professional development. The Dissertation will involve a critical interrogation of the relationship between professional practice, academic theory and the design, ethics and interpretation of research.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 16,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 10,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Dissertation up to 15.000 words. A Dissertation Handbook is available for guidance.
|No Exam Information
| 1. Identify and reflect critically on relevant current literature, research reports and other scholarly evidence with specific reference to the research process used.
2. Collect and analyse evidence, justifying the approaches and techniques used, identify the implications of these decisions in terms of the status of the evidence and the findings based on it.
3. Examine critically the contribution and limitations of tehstudy undertaken in theoretical and applied terms with regards to the practice and roles of relevant professionals.
4. Demonstrate that the study complies with relevant ethical guidelines.
5. Present work observing appropriate academic conventions for academic writing.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||application enquiry reflection professional development
|Course organiser||Mr Richard Easton
Tel: (0131 6)51 6424
|Course secretary||Mrs Moira Ross
Tel: (0131 6)51 6206
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