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Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (MSc Global Environment, Politics and Society) (PGSP11361)

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 Global Environment, Politics and Society dissertation is an extended piece of independent, in-depth scholarship on an environmental politics, ethics or sociology topic largely of the students┐ own choosing, but under the guidance of an academic supervisor. The work should engage critically and analytically with the literature in the chosen field. Students will be expected to refine and extend their understanding of relevant concepts and theories introduced in the taught elements of the degree programme and to demonstrate competence in a range of primary and secondary sources. They are also expected to demonstrate appropriate referencing 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 2016/17, 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) 15,000 word dissertation
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Learn to undertake sustained, independent work, drawing on one or more of the disciplinary fields (politics and international relations, political theory, sociology) implicated in the study of environmental challenge.
  2. Have the opportunity to display and extend the research skills, training and knowledge acquired through previous coursework, and to demonstrate attention to the relevant data analysis, referencing, and bibliographic conventions.
  3. Refine their abilities to engage critically and analytically with the significant literature in their chosen field of their specialist interest.
  4. Learn to employ relevant knowledge, concepts, theories and analytical approaches from their chosen field to formulate an extended argument.
  5. Exercise and consolidate their time- and task-management, presentational, and self-motivational skills in the conduct, presentation, and time- and task-planning of their research scheduling.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf Elizabeth Bomberg
Tel: (0131 6)50 4248
Email: e.bomberg@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Gillian Macdonald
Tel: (0131 6)51 3244
Email: gillian.macdonald@ed.ac.uk
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