Postgraduate Course: Dissertation - Environment, Culture & Society (PGGE11119)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The 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.
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)
||A 60-credit dissertation
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Students will develop a sustained and in depth understanding of a particular topic.
- Students will gain competence in research design, methodological formulation and presentation, and in the theoretical/historiographical contextualisation of a research question.
- Students will apply theoretical, methodological and technical knowledges acquired in other parts of the programme.
- Students will develop transferable skills in the undertaking and dissemination of an independent research project.
|Booth, W. et al, 2003. The Craft of Research, Chicago University|
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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Individual supervised research project
|Course organiser||Dr Fraser MacDonald
Tel: (0131 6)57 3887
|Course secretary||Ms Louisa King
Tel: (0131 6)50 2543