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Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (MSc in Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance) (PGSP11338)

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
SummaryThe 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.
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
High Demand Course? Yes
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 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 588 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One 15,000 word dissertation.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Ian Harper
Tel: (0131 6)50 3816
Email: ian.harper@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Kate Ferguson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5122
Email: kate.ferguson@ed.ac.uk
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