This module involves carrying out an individual research project based at the University of York. This module runs alongside the 'MEnv Dissertation with Placement' module, in which students work with an external partner as part of the module.
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The MEnv dissertation module provides students with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth individual research project in an area of interest within their specialist stream. It will enable them to develop a suite of independent study skills. The students will construct and follow a research plan that enables them to undertake a novel piece of research over the course of year 4. They will then present this research in the form of a research dissertation. The module aims to develop in students a range of academic and graduate skills including problem analysis and task prioritisation, time management, working independently, the effective written reporting of research and the effective verbal presentation/communication of research, people skills, the critical evaluation of data (e.g. economic and scientific data), data analysis and data collection.
On completion of the module, students will be able to:
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Written feedback on summative assessment is provided in accordance with department guidelines. Ongoing feedback from the dissertation supervisor during the module. Written/verbal feedback on the formative research proposal.
Furseth, I. and Everett, E. L. (2013). Doing Your Masters Dissertation : From Start to Finish, SAGE Publications.