Postgraduate Course: MSc Dissertation (Counselling) (CNST11014)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||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 dissertation is a substantial piece of independent research or literature review work in a field of interest to the student relating to Counselling and Psychotherapy.
The MSc dissertation can take the form of a proposal for a research project, or an assessment/commentary of a practice based experience. A library-based project using secondary data, is equally acceptable, but this should be carefully explored with the supervisor.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||12,000 word dissertation to be submitted in electronic and paper form.
||Formative feedback will be given by student's dissertation supervisor throughout the dissertation process.
Summative feedback will be given on the dissertation after dissertation marks have been ratified at the exam board.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Undertake an extended study of a particular topic.
- Formulate a reasoned research approach on the basis of a critical appraisal of existing theory and knowledge.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||The ability to independently conceptualise, plan, manage and undertake a substantial piece of research that contributes to the field of Counselling Studies
The ability to critically compare and appraise academic research publications relevant to a particular research area.
The ability to write a substantial piece of academic writing.
The ability to take responsibility for one's learning in relation to a particular area of interest.
|Course organiser||Dr Alette Willis
Tel: (0131 6)50 3881
|Course secretary||Ms Krystal Hanley
Tel: (0131 6)51 3969