This module will allow students to undertake a substantive in-depth project in the Social Science area of their own choice where they will be supervised by a member of academic staff from the specific discipline.
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The aims of the module are:
In addition, students will have the opportunity to work with an academic member of staff with expertise knowledge in their field and to present their dissertations idea to their peers.
At the end of a module a student should be able to:
All students on the MA in Social Research will follow the same dissertation format in relation to word count, timings of formative and summative assessments, and arrangements for supervision and feedback. However, students will be embedded within Departments and will follow Departmental guidance in relation to dissertation structure (e.g abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion etc) and standard referencing (e.g Harvard).
Clear guidance will be provided to students in the programme handbook, and to staff through communications from the ReCCS Board of Studies.
Students will be allocated to a Department/theme/pathway in Autumn and a specific dissertation topic during the Spring term.
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Students will receive formative feedback on drafts of their dissertation as they progress in accordance with the guidance set out for all MA students.
In addition, a poster and pitch have been included in the timeline as formative work, and feedback will be provided accordingly by dissertation supervisors.
Guidance will be provided on the format of the presentation in advance, and students will be encouraged to ask questions of their colleagues.
Students will receive regular feedback on their progress in relation to their dissertation through out the summer term and summer vacation from their supervisor. This feedback may be written and oral.
Information about the dissertation will be provided to students at the start of the spring term.
Individual written feedback will be provided to students following submission of the dissertation in a timely manner and in accordance with University policy.
As each dissertation differs, key texts are provided by the supervisors/Departments.