Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies Dissertation CEES5072P
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Social and Political Sciences
- Credits: 60
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
The CEERES dissertation (60 UoG/30 ECTS credits) is co-supervised and assessed by academics from Glasgow, Tartu and another partner institution and is submitted at the partner institution in September at the end of Year 2 in the case of a multiple degree award.
For the single IntM CEERES degree award the dissertation is submitted at UoG.
IMCEERES students spend the first semester of their degree in Tartu, followed by a semester in Glasgow. They then undertake a semester of taught courses (30 ECTS credits, equivalent to 60 UoG credits) at their chosen partner university, following a curriculum agreed prior to departure. The dissertation (60 UoG/30 ECTS credits) is co-supervised and assessed by academics from Glasgow, Tartu and the partner institution and is submitted at the partner institution in September at the end of Year 2. Students attend a series of dissertation preparation workshops during the first five weeks of Year 1, Semester 2 before submitting their dissertation proposal in March. Each student is then allocated two supervisors (one at UoG/Tartu and one at the international partner university) with whom a minimum of three formal supervision sessions over the course of the summer takes place. A minimum of monthly supervision meetings takes place between the student and both supervisors during Year 2. Contact with the UoG/Tartu supervisor is maintained through email/telephone
Requirements of Entry
An average aggregation score of 12 (equivalent to Grade C3) or above in the taught courses of the programme (Year 1 and Year 2).
20,000 - 25,000 word dissertation submitted at the international partner university (in the case of a multiple degree award).
For the single IMCEERES degree award the dissertation is submitted at UoG.
The IMCEERES Dissertation option offers students the opportunity to identify an original research proposal and to conduct independent research on their chosen topic. This allows students to conduct research on a topic under the guidance of a supervisor and will acquaint them with a wide variety of research methods and encourage the use of these various research methods, and original language sources in their chosen area of Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. The aim is to prepare students for further postgraduate research or employment in jobs related to Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia.
Students will benefit both from the specialised knowledge of staff in areas where they have made a particular research contribution and provide a specialised education in the study Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies in both its empirical and theoretical aspects.
Students will also have the opportunity to conduct the dissertation research in the Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian region.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
1) Demonstrate a specialised knowledge of a specific cultural, economic, historical or political area of analysis and country within the field of Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies;
2) Use a range of methodologies;
3) Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the culture, economics, history and politics of the region;
4) Evaluate theories and analyse critically the arguments of scholars;
5) Approach any subject of enquiry in an open-minded, rigorous and undogmatic manner an demonstrate the skill to construct arguments and express their own views in a logical and lucid fashion;
6) Work independently using their own initiative to produce work containing a substantial element of originality;
7) identify and gather research data (i.e from original language sources, interviews, media, archives and government reports).
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.