Postgraduate Course: Dissertation - MSc by Research in Counselling Studies (60 credits) (CNST11080)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The MSc by Research Dissertation provides the opportunity to thoroughly research and develop an original and engaging research question, producing as a result a full proposal for PhD / MPhil research. Preparation of the MSc by Research Dissertation is supported by academic supervision.
The MSc by Research dissertation provides the opportunity to thoroughly research and develop an original and engaging research question, producing as a result a full proposal for PhD/MPhil research. The dissertation should include:
a comprehensive review of relevant literature, through which the rationale for, and the precise nature of, the proposed research question is developed, and
a discussion of the proposed research design and methodology through which this research question can be investigated
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One 15,000 word dissertation (+/-10%)
||Formative feedback will be given by student's dissertation supervisor throughout the dissertation process.
Summative feedback will be given on the dissertation after dissertation marks have been ratified at the exam board.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand epistemological approaches, methodologies relevant to research in counselling, social science research skills, and designing a research project.
- Critically appraise research, analyse and synthesise information, and apply social science debates about research.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Identify, conceptualise and define new and abstract problems and issues.
Critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge, skills, practices and thinking in a subject/discipline/sector.
Communicate with peers and specialists.
Take responsibility for own work.
Exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in professional and equivalent activities.
|Course organiser||Dr Jonathan Wyatt
Tel: (0131 6)51 3974
|Course secretary||Mrs Alison Grahamslaw
Tel: (0131 6)50 4277