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Postgraduate Course: Dissertation in Carbon Management (PGGE11128)

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 course allows candidates to design, plan, execute and write-up high-level research based on knowledge and skills acquired in taught course-delivered elements of the programme. In addition, much learning on skills, methods and acquisition of knowledge will occur through undertaking the dissertation research. The dissertation gives candidates an opportunity to undertake novel research under the supervision of a qualified academic member of staff. Additional academic staff and industry or public sector experts may be drawn upon as advisors to support the candidate.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only available to students enrolled on MSc Carbon Management.
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) Coursework 100%
Dissertation paper of no more than 12,000 words.
Deadline: August 2022
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Experience in the formulation and testing of hypotheses or research questions, data collection and analysis
  2. Successful execution of a novel and well-planned independent research project under expert supervision
  3. Ability to write up research findings to a standard publishable in the peer-reviewed literature
  4. Experience in applying theoretical, methodological and technical knowledge acquired in other parts of the programme to a research question(s) and to make a critical analysis of existing evidence bases in the peer and non-peer reviewed literature
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Simon Shackley
Tel: (0131 6)50 7862
Email: simon.shackley@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Lauren Blackman
Tel: (0131 6)50 2624
Email: Lauren.Blackman@ed.ac.uk
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