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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SSIM909: Dissertation in Food Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 7
Credits 60 ECTS Value 30
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 3 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Harry G West (Convenor)

Professor Matt Lobley (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

Food, Body and Society; Food and Agriculture in Historical Perspective; and Food Systems, Alternative Food Networks, and Ethical Consumption

Available via distance learning

Yes

For the dissertation, you will conduct independent research under the supervision of a member of academic staff. You may work on a theme of your own choosing, whether drawn from a core or optional module or of your own development, so long as the theme fits within the scope of the course and is agreed upon by your supervisor. Your dissertation may focus on a debate within an existing body of literature or within the public sphere, or it may involve fieldwork, but in any case, you will pose original questions, identify and utilize relevant resources, present findings, and offer analysis in the form of a 15,000 word piece of work.

 

To undertake this module you must have been admitted onto the MA in Food Studies, and must also take: Food and Agriculture in Historical Perspective; Food, Body and Society; and Food Systems, Alternative Food Networks, and Ethical Consumption

Module created

23/01/2018

Last revised