Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM100: Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Aims

To enable students to pursue an individual programme of research, applying appropriate research methodologies and drawing on appropriate materials, to a topic approved by the programme director and under the guidance of an academic supervisor

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate knowledge in depth of a specialised subject area
2. Design an individual research programme, incorporating appropriate social science research methods
3. Collate and analyse subject-specific information from a range of appropriate sources
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Assimilate and critically analyse data from an appropriate range of sources
5. Develop cogent argument
6. Communicate complex information and ideas effectively in writing.
Personal and Key Skills7. Undertake an individual research project
8. Use IT for information retrieval and presentation
9. Manage own work.