Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (MSc in Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance) (PGSP11338)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The student undertakes a 15,000 word dissertation to be submitted by a date specified in the University Regulations.
The student is expected to formulate and research in depth a topic largely of his or her own choosing with the guidance of an academic supervisor. The student is encouraged to apply concepts and skills from the programme coursework to a current issue or problem, where possible in the area of their current or intended work, and possibly formulated in cooperation with their employing or sponsoring organisation or another outside body. The work for the dissertation may include appropriate empirical work. The student is expected to engage with a substantial body of literature, to refine and extend their grasp of relevant concepts and theory, and to demonstrate appropriate analytical and bibliographic skills.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
||Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
|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)
||One 15,000 word dissertation.
|No Exam Information
| On successful completion of the dissertation students will have demonstrated that they can:
¿ With guidance, identify and formulate an appropriate dissertation project within the scope of the programme.
¿ Undertake a sustained piece of supervised but independent work, and manage the conduct and timing of this work.
¿ Engage critically and analytically with issues and material in their chosen area
¿ Deploy appropriate knowledge, concepts, theories and methods in developing an extended argument and, where appropriate, analysing empirical material.
¿ Present a clear and coherent dissertation.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Ian Harper
Tel: (0131 6)50 3816
|Course secretary||Miss Kate Ferguson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5122
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