Postgraduate Course: MSc in Japanese Society and Culture Dissertation (ASST11069)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Students must gain an overall pass of 50% or above at interim assessment in order to proceed to dissertation. Candidates who gain between 40% and 49% at interim assessment will be awarded the Diploma.
The dissertation will be 15,000 words in length (excluding footnotes and bibliography).
Students will receive regular supervision and will be expected to liaise regularly with their supervisor and submit material for comment at agreed times. Supervisors will not read and comment on full drafts of the dissertation.
The subject and title must be agreed with the Postgraduate Director for Japanese Studies, who will also be responsible for appointing an appropriate dissertation supervisor. Students will begin work on their dissertation topic early in the second semester and will complete the work over the long vacation, for submission towards the end of August.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 5,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One dissertation of 15,000 words (100%)
NB. Formative assessment and feedback is provided for in supervision hours. Students will submit an abstract, plan and indicative bibliography in the first instance, on which they will receive feedback from their supervisors. The Formative Assessment Hours indicated above reflect the time needed to prepare the abstract, plan and bibliography.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Undertake independent research guided by and contributing to the theory and knowledge in their chosen field.
- Present the insights obtained in a manner consistent with academic standards and conventions.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Christopher Perkins
Tel: (0131 6)50 4174
|Course secretary||Miss Charlotte Mclean
Tel: (0131 6)50 4114