Postgraduate Course: Dissertation in Cognition in Science and Society (PPLS11001)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The student will conduct a research project or placement in a field relevant to the study of their programme.
Students who have been progressed to the dissertation element of their programme are required to write a dissertation of up to 8,000 words. By the middle of the second semester (or fourth for part time students), at the latest, you should have discussed your potential dissertation project with relevant members of staff, and should be on the way to agreeing a dissertation supervisor.
Although your dissertation supervisor will guide you through the research process, you will find yourself having to learn a number of skills throughout the course of the dissertation.
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)
||Laboratory based project or placement with a public body
||Detailed comments after marking is complete.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- design and set up a research project
- manage data collection
- apply appropriate analysis techniques to the data
- interpret and report data in the style appropriate for publication
- write up a dissertation
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Christopher Cummins
Tel: (0131 6)50 6858
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188