Postgraduate Module Descriptor

SOCM904: Dissertation

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

Module Aims

The aim of this module is 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. Knowledge in depth of a specialised subject area.
2. Ability to design an individual research programme, incorporating appropriate social science research methods
3. Ability to collate and analyse subject-specific information from a range of appropriate sources
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Ability to assimilate and critically analyse data from an appropriate range of sources
5. Ability to develop cogent argument
6. Ability to communicate complex information and ideas effectively in writing.
Personal and Key Skills7. Ability to undertake an individual research project
8. Ability to use IT for information retrieval and presentation
9. Ability to manage own work