Postgraduate Module Descriptor
ARAM233: Dissertation skills
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:
- What does a research proposal look like?
- Settling on a research question
- The literature review
- Methodological considerations
- Revising your proposal in light of feedback
- The writing process
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||3.5||7 x 0.5 hour lectures|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||3.5||7 x 0.5 hour seminars|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activities||7||7 x 1 hour workshops|
|Guided independent study||40||Reading in preparation for lectures|
|Guided independent study||16||Research|
|Guided Independent Study||80||Writing (research proposal and literature review)|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
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