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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences : Language Sciences

Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (MSc in Speech and Language Processing) (LASC11037)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryStudents who have been progressed to the dissertation element of their programme are required to write a dissertation of up to 8,000 words. By the middle of the second semester (or fourth for part time students), at the latest, you should have discussed your potential dissertation project with relevant members of staff, and should be on the way to agreeing a dissertation supervisor.

Although your dissertation supervisor will guide you through the research process, you will find yourself having to learn a number of skills throughout the course of the dissertation.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 578 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Dissertation of up to 8,000 words
Feedback Detailed comments after marking is complete.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. design and set up a research project
  2. manage data collection
  3. apply appropriate analysis techniques to the data
  4. interpret and report data in the style appropriate for publication
  5. write up a dissertation
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Regular supervision from May to August.
Keywordsdissertation,research,speech and language processing
Contacts
Course organiserProf Simon King
Tel: (0131 6)51 1725
Email: Simon.King@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188
Email: Toni.noble@ed.ac.uk
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