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Postgraduate Course: Dissertation - Environment, Culture & Society (PGGE11119)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Geosciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThe dissertation is designed to provide an opportunity for students to undertake original, independent research on a topic of their choice, employing appropriate research 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites 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: 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) A 60-credit dissertation
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Students will develop a sustained and in depth understanding of a particular topic.
  2. Students will gain competence in research design, methodological formulation and presentation, and in the theoretical/historiographical contextualisation of a research question.
  3. Students will apply theoretical, methodological and technical knowledges acquired in other parts of the programme.
  4. Students will develop transferable skills in the undertaking and dissemination of an independent research project.
Reading List
Booth, W. et al, 2003. The Craft of Research, Chicago University
Press: Chicago.
Cloke, P. et al, 2004. Practising Human Geography. Sage.
Potter, S. (ed) 2006 Doing Postgraduate Research London: Sage/Open University.
Silverman, D. 2013. Doing Qualitative Research: A Practical Handbook, 4th ed. Sage.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Individual supervised research project
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf Timothy Cresswell
Tel: (0131 6)50 9137
Email: tim.cresswell@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Louisa King
Tel: (0131 6)50 2543
Email: Louisa.King@ed.ac.uk
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