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Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (MSc/Dip Social Anthropology) (PGSP11060)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Social and Political Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryAll students will undertake a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic related to the field of social anthropology to be submitted by a date specified in the University Regulations. The dissertation is an extended piece of scholarship in which a student is expected to formulate and sustain a substantive piece of research. The dissertation is expected to engage critically and analytically with the literature in the field, building upon relevant concepts and theory covered in the taught element of the degree and deploying a range of secondary (and in some cases primary) sources as well as appropriate data-analytic and bibliographic skills.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 583 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 15000 words
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Students will gain the ability to undertake a sustained piece of supervised but independent work within the field of social anthropology.
  2. They will increase and display the research skills, training and knowledge acquired in the taught part of the degree.
  3. They will be able to demonstrate an ability to engage critically and analytically with the field of their specialist interest.
  4. They will develop the capacity to employ relevant social science concepts and theories in formulating a thesis.
  5. They will learn how to manage the conduct, presentation and timing of an independent research project, employing appropriate data-analytical and bibliographic skills.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information independent study
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Jacob Copeman
Tel: (0131 6)50 6860
Email: jacob.copeman@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Jessica Barton
Tel: (0131 6)51 5066
Email: Jessica.Barton@ed.ac.uk
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