Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (ARCH11142)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Indicative course content
Production of a dissertation of 10,000 words. Individual subjects are chosen, agreed, investigated and discussed before the start of semester 1. Before writing up is commenced & personal tutors allocated, students will discuss and agree a synopsis of the proposal with the module coordinator at the end of week 1. at the beginning of semester 2, students will submit a first draft.
Aims of course
1 To facilitate a substantial and in-depth study of an approved subject, relevant to landscape architecture in which some individual contribution is made to the discipline.
Mode of delivery
Individual tutorials and group seminars.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| This course is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to Landscape Architecture.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 8,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 4,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students must pass all learning outcomes. The aggregation of failed Learning outcomes with passing learning outcomes to generate an overall pass mark is not permitted. Failure of one learning outcome will result in a Forced Fail (FF) outcome. Students are permitted two attempts to pass this course.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- define and develop a research problem.
- define & develop an appropriate research method and gather & organise relevant data selectively.
- develop and disseminate a argument through the reasoned use of data or evidence.
|Indicative Bibliography |
GGlatthorn A A (1998) Writing the Winning Dissertation: a step-by-step guide. Corwin Press, Calif. Madsen D (1992) Successful Dissertations & Theses: a guide to graduate student research from proposal to completion. Jossey Bass, Calif. Mauch J E (2003) Guide to the Successful Thesis & Dissertation: a handbook for students & faculty. Dekker, NY. Rudestam K E (2001) Surviving your dissertation: a comprehensive guide to content & process. Sage, Calif.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Landscape Institute criteria: landscape design; transferable skills.
|Keywords||RESEARCH PROBLEM,METHOD,CASE STUDY,ANALYSIS,ARGUMENT,EVIDENCE.
|Course organiser||Mr John Lowrey
Tel: (0131 6)50 2314
|Course secretary||Mrs Karen Biggar
Tel: (0131 6)51 5803