Postgraduate Course: MSc by Research in German Dissertation (ELCG11006)
|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||The MSc by Research dissertation is a piece of independent research, conducted and written over the spring and summer.
The aim of the dissertation is to produce a piece of independent research in the field of German Studies. The dissertation is 15,000 words in length, including footnotes but excluding the bibliography and appendices. 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. Two copies of the dissertation must be submitted to the Graduate School office, room 1.13, 50 George Square, by the August deadline. Students must also submit an electronic copy of their dissertation via Learn.
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)
Lecture Hours 5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Dissertation of 15,000 words to be submitted.
||Feedback will be given on the dissertation abstract and research proposal, and on the dissertation plans at regular intervals.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate that they have planned and undertaken independent research guided by and contributing to the theory and knowledge in their chosen subject area
- Demonstrated a critical understanding of specialist theories, concepts and ideas in the chosen subject area
- Used a range of specialised skills, techniques and practices to produce original research and further the knowledge and understanding of the subject area
- Presented the insights obtained in a manner consistent with academic standards and conventions
- Exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in relation to the research undertaken
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Eleoma Bodammer
Tel: (0131 6)50 3627
|Course secretary||Ms Inga Ackermann
Tel: (0131 6)51 3854