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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Social and Political Science : Social Anthropology

Undergraduate Course: Dissertation (MA Social Anthropology) (SCAN10036)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Social and Political Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
Summary This course provides students with the opportunity to undertake a project of their own design and to submit a written dissertation based on their research. This work will initially be supported by the course convenor and subsequently a member of the teaching staff in Social Anthropology, who will be assigned to supervise the student┐s research and writing and guide them towards the submission of their dissertation.
Course description In addition to one-to-one supervision, writing up of the dissertation will be supported by a series of workshops on the writing process in the first half of Semester 1. These will be on themes such as: working with your data and finding your argument, situating your argument within a wider literature, drafting an outline and composing your narrative, and the art of layout and proofreading. Peer support will also be actively facilitated, with students being made aware of each other┐s projects so that they can work together in groups based on common research interests.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Imagining Anthropological Research (SCAN10037)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1