Postgraduate Course: Dissertation in Energy, Society and Sustainability (PGGE11242)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The 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.
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)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 15,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% coursework: dissertation
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop a sustained and in depth understanding of a particular topic.
- Gain competence in research design, methodological formulation and presentation and in the contextualisation of a research question.
- Apply theoretical, methodological and technical knowledges acquired in other parts of the programme.
- Develop transferable skills in the undertaking and dissemination of an independent research project
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Simon Shackley
Tel: (0131 6)50 7862
|Course secretary||Ms Kathryn Will
Tel: (0131 6)50 2624