30 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module requires students to produce a short dissertation (c.8,000 words). Students are required to propose a topic for their dissertation; this should normally relate to one or more of the various topics covered during previous modules and must be approved by the module teaching team. Following this, an appropriate supervisor will be allocated and student will be offered a series of regular tutorials that are supported by research seminars. During the course of the module, the student will assess, evaluate, analyse, criticise and/or synthesise existing knowledge and produce a coherent and sustained argument that offers advanced insights into their chosen topic.

Staff Contact: Mr Ruaridh Watson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Project work

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