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Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (MSc in Dance Science and Education) (REDU11039)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThe Dissertation is a major study demanding of the course member a high level of individual application and commitment to research and enquiry. It provides the participant with the opportunity to identify, reflect on and explore a topic that has implications for his or her own professional development and scholarly interest. The Dissertation will involve a critical interrogation of the relationship between academic theory, professional practice and the design, ethics and interpretation of research. Research training is an important part of the Dissertation process and this will be offered via a core course in Research Methods. Before beginning the dissertation, students will submit a detailed dissertation proposal of around 2000 words, which will be produced as part of the assessment for the elected Research Methods course. On successful completion of elected Research Methods the student may begin work on the dissertation with guidance and support from the designated dissertation supervisor.

Provision will be made for students who wish to submit their dissertation in an alternative to the standard written format. Participants wishing to pursue this as an option will need to take particular care that their dissertation proposal details how they will demonstrate an appropriate level of critical analysis, academic knowledge and reflection on the nature of enquiry. Full guidance will be given in the programme dissertation handbook.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Understanding Research Concepts (REDU11010) AND Research Process (REDU11011) AND Research Methods (REDU11016) AND Research methods (MSc in E-learning) (REDU11017) AND Educational Enquiry 1 (REDU11030) AND Educational Enquiry 2 (REDU11031) AND Understanding Research (REDU11041) AND Research Methods (AREA11020)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Students will be required to have regular access to a networked computer, and will be responsible for providing their own computing equipment and consumables. Broadband is recommended.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 16, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 572 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) A dissertation of 15,000 words.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Specify a topic of enquiry suitable for a dissertation justifying its theoretical significance, relevance and practical feasibility
  2. Identify and reflect critically on relevant up-to-date literature
  3. Justify the approaches and techniques used identifying the implications of these decisions
  4. Critically examine the contribution and limitations of the study undertaken in theoretical and applied terms
  5. Demonstrate that the study complies with relevant ethical guidelines & engages appropriately with academic conventions ( style, tone, structuring and referencing)
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information The course will be delivered flexibly and online.
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Course organiserMs Wendy Timmons
Tel: (0131 6)51 6596
Course secretaryMiss Victoria McIntyre
Tel: (0131 6)51 1196
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