Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (MSc by Research (Management) Mode C) (CMSE11003)
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The student will conduct a piece of original research over a period of approximately four months and write a thesis. Various types of dissertation are acceptable. A dissertation may be a critical review of literature or a piece of empirical research or both.
Examples of the aims of the dissertation are:
- to give the student the opportunity to practise and gain confidence in the use of skills which s/he has acquired in the preceding courses;
- to complete some preparatory work for his/her doctoral thesis;
- to enable the student to evaluate or try out a methodology which might be used in a future piece of research.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
||Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||A dissertation of approximately 15,000 words in length.
||Detailed feedback will be provided to each student from two markers who will be individually assessing the submitted dissertation.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Plan and conduct a substantial piece of research over a protracted period.
- Synthesise, critically evaluate and analyse a body of literature.
- Choose and use correctly an approriate research methodology to approach a research problem.
- Structure and logically construct a report on a piece of research.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Ben Marder
|Course secretary||Miss Sophi Brunton
Tel: (0131 6)51 5011