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Postgraduate Course: MSc Korean Studies Dissertation (ASST11113)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThe dissertation gives students the opportunity to carry out research on a single topic relating to Korean studies for an extended period. Supervisors will be assigned during the second semester, and students are usually required to submit in mid-August.
The dissertation will be 15,000 words in length (excluding bibliography).

Course description Students must gain an overall pass of 50% or above at interim assessment in order to proceed to dissertation. Candidates who gain between 40% and 49% at interim assessment will be awarded the Diploma.
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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 588 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %

One dissertation of 15,000 words.
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Undertake independent research guided by and contributing to the theory and knowledge in their chosen field.
  2. Present the insights obtained in a manner consistent with academic standards and conventions.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills * To have developed area studies research skills.
* To have developed area studies reasoning skills.
* To have developed strong interdisciplinary skills.
* To be able to locate relevant information and material through library and IT resources and to be able to use relevant databases in both English and Korean (if needed).
* To be able to exercise informed independent thought and critical judgement.
* To learn how to collect data and be equipped to understand critical social events or phenomena in the region and globally.
* To identify the factors causing such social problems.
* To identify research questions leading to feasible and manageable research projects and dissertations.
* To work under pressure and produce written work according to deadlines.
* To manage their time and prioritise tasks and assignments.
Course organiserDr Youngmi Kim
Tel: (0131 6)51 1363
Course secretaryMs June Cahongo
Tel: (0131 6)50 3620
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