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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Geosciences : Geography

Undergraduate Course: Geography Dissertation (GEGR10053)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Geosciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThe dissertation gives the student an opportunity to carry out an original piece of research.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: The Nature of Geographical Knowledge (GEGR09012) AND Key Methods in Physical Geography (GEGR09018) AND Physical Geography Year 3 Field Course (Spain) (GEGR09019) AND Research Design for Physical Geography (GEGR10131) OR Key Methods in Human Geography (GEGR09020) AND Fundamentals of Research Design (GEGR10133)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 6, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 384 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Course Work: 100%.

In addition to the written dissertation (100%), there will be a Dissertation Conference in Semester 1 of Year 4 where students are expected to inform their peers and members of staff about their project and update them on their progress. Attendance at the Dissertation Conference is mandatory, and assessment is formative. Feedback received at the Conference from staff and peers is a crucial part of the Dissertation process.

Assessment deadline: Week 11
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. work independently to execute a defined project of research which the students themselves has selected and defined
  2. apply insights gained in other courses, substantive, methodological and philosophical
  3. design an effective way of investigating the research problem
  4. review existing research of relevance
  5. make formal presentations on the chosen topic to informed audiences
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsGEGR10053
Contacts
Course organiserDr Stefan Rzedzian
Tel:
Email: Stefan.Rzedzian@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Eloise Hepburn
Tel: (0131 6)50 9847
Email: eloise.hepburn@ed.ac.uk
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