Aims/Description: The dissertation is the most substantial piece of assessed work you will produce in the course of your degree programme. It is an opportunity for you actively to pusue a particular topic in which you have developed an interest and is usually an extension of themes emerging from other modules you have taken. The dissertation may be based on the collection of original data, on the re-elaboration of secondary sources, or both. Whatever is the case, a well-executed dissertation will show elements of original thinking and critical analysis. The dissertation will enable you to develop your research skills and learn to work independently. In the couse of your dissetation preparation you will not, however, work in isolation but you will be supported by your dissertation supervisor and, whenever needed, by your personal tutor and the undergraduate dissertation coordinator.

Staff Contact: WILLMOTT HUGH B
Teaching Methods: Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Project work

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