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Unit information: Dissertation (SWDTC) in 2018/19

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Unit name Dissertation (SWDTC)
Unit code LAWDM0113
Credit points 60
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Dr. Pieraccini
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

N/A

Co-requisites

N/A

School/department School for Policy Studies
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description

The dissertation is an opportunity to carry out independent study, enabling the student to select a field of inquiry relevant to social work and to carry out research in depth over a sustained period. Student learning is supported by regular individual supervision sessions, though the expectation is that the dissertation is primarily an individual piece of work.

Intended learning outcomes

The dissertation allows students to develop and demonstrate research skills. These are skills associated with finding and selecting legal and non-legal materials. It also allows students to develop and demonstrate other skills with which they are already familiar – skills of analysis, synthesis, critical judgment and evaluation.

Teaching details

Independent study

Assessment Details

10,000-15,000 word dissertation

Reading and References

As per the field of inquiry

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