FTV Postgraduate Dissertation FTV5018P
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
- Credits: 60
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Full Year
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
Postgraduate taught dissertation for FTV
Independent research throughout the course. Students will have 5 1-hour meetings with supervisor.
Requirements of Entry
Standard entry to Masters at College level.
A candidate will be permitted to progress to preparation of the dissertation, or other substantial independent work required by the degree, only if he or she has obtained a grade point average of 12 (equivalent to C3) or above in the taught courses with at least 75% of the credits at grade D3 or better and all credits at grade F or above.
One dissertation of no less than 12,000 words and no more than 15,000 words.
The course aims to:
■ develop and deepen the student's personal research interest in their chosen subject area;
■ promote an engagement with other scholarly, critical, theoretical or applied arguments relevant to that area;
■ encourage the application of acquired research skills to a supervised independent project.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main primary sources in their chosen field;
■ demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main secondary sources in their chosen field;
■ demonstrate substantial and detailed first-hand knowledge of their chosen subject area;
■ demonstrate the ability to define, plan, and execute a sustained, focused and coherent research project;
■ demonstrate the ability to use appropriate bibliographic and information sources;
■ demonstrate the ability to work independently;
■ demonstrate the ability to execute a substantial piece of written work in clear and appropriate academic English
■ demonstrate mastery of all relevant reference and bibliographic conventions.
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.