Postgraduate Course: MSc Dissertation (Counselling) (CNST11014)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The dissertation is a substantial piece of independent research or literature review work in a field of interest to the student relating to Counselling and Psychotherapy.
The MSc dissertation can take the form of a proposal for a research project, or an assessment/commentary of a practice based experience. A library-based project using secondary data, is equally acceptable, but this should be carefully explored with the supervisor.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||15000 word dissertation to be submitted in electronic and paper form.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Undertake an extended study of a particular topic.
- Formulate a reasoned research approach on the basis of a critical appraisal of existing theory and knowledge.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||The ability to independently conceptualise, plan, manage and undertake a substantial piece of research that contributes to the field of Counselling Studies
The ability to critically compare and appraise academic research publications relevant to a particular research area.
The ability to write a substantial piece of academic writing.
The ability to take responsibility for one's learning in relation to a particular area of interest.
|Course organiser||Ms Alette Willis
Tel: (0131 6)50 3881
|Course secretary||Miss Alexandra Dickson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3890
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