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Postgraduate Course: Dissertation in Energy, Society and Sustainability (PGGE11242)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Geosciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThe dissertation is designed to provide an opportunity for students to undertake original, independent research on a topic of their choice, employing appropriate methodologies and involving theoretical and, potentially, empirical work developed through the coursework programme, and directed reading supported by expert supervision.
Course description The subject nature of the dissertation varies according to students┐ interests. Generally, the dissertation must, at an appropriate level, demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding in the field of study, relate knowledge of particular topics to the broader field(s) of the degree programme, and present such knowledge in a critical and scholarly way.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 15, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 573 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% coursework: dissertation
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Develop a sustained and in depth understanding of a particular topic.
  2. Gain competence in research design, methodological formulation and presentation and in the contextualisation of a research question.
  3. Apply theoretical, methodological and technical knowledges acquired in other parts of the programme.
  4. Develop transferable skills in the undertaking and dissemination of an independent research project
Reading List
n/a
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills n/a
KeywordsDissertation,Energy,society,sustainability
Contacts
Course organiserDr Simon Shackley
Tel: (0131 6)50 7862
Email: simon.shackley@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Kathryn Will
Tel: (0131 6)50 2624
Email: Kath.Will@ed.ac.uk
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