Postgraduate Course: MSc in Persian Civilisation Dissertation (IMES11047)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||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 will be 15,000 words in length (including footnotes, excluding bibliography).
Students will receive regular supervision and will be expected to liaise regularly with their supervisor and submit material for comment at agreed times. Supervisors will not read and comment on full drafts of the dissertation.
Information on progression to the dissertation is available in the Taught Assessment Regulations.
The dissertation is expected to tackle a research problem, engage the relevant literature, and build upon the relevant concepts and theories introduced in the taught elements of the degree. Students will deploy a range of primary and secondary sources as well as appropriate data-analytic and bibliographic skills. Each student will be allocated a research supervisor from either IMES or SHCA during the second semester to advise on and oversee her or his research progress.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Undertake a sustained piece of independent research within the disciplinary fields relating to Persian civilisation that demonstrates the research skills, training and knowledge acquired in the previous coursework
- Refine their abilities to engage critically and analytically with the significant literature in the field of their specialist interest
- Train to formulate a research problem
- Utilise relevant theories, theoretical frameworks and concepts in tackling a research problem
- Demonstrate scrupulous attention to the relevant data-analytical, referencing and bibliographic conventions.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Andreas Goerke
Tel: (0131 6)50 4177
|Course secretary||Ms Monique Brough
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618