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Unit information: Dissertation (SWDTC) in 2017/18

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Unit name Dissertation (SWDTC)
Unit code POLIM0008
Credit points 60
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Professor. Henderson
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

n/a

Co-requisites

n/a

School/department School of Sociology, Politics and International 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 is an extended piece of written work that provides an opportunity to identify and investigate a particular question and explore it systematically. A dissertation aims to develop independent critical thought on a research topic. The broad educational purpose of the dissertation is to encourage students to utilise a wide range of methodological options, to research the literature on a specialism within a discipline, and to develop, with the help of a Dissertation Supervisor, an original angle on a topic of social scientific interest which he or she has elected to pursue.

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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