Politics Dissertation POLITIC4017P

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The Dissertation aims to provide the opportunity for students to undertake an independent piece of research, identifying and evaluating the suitability of primary and secondary resources and - where appropriate - employing quantitative and qualitative methods. The topic of the Dissertation can be in any area of the discipline of Politics where suitable supervision can be provided.

Timetable

None

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

Entry to Honours Politics requires a grade point average of 12 (Grade C) over Politics 2A and Politics 2B as a first attempt.

Excluded Courses

Independent Research Paper (POLITIC4019P)

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

One piece of work, of between 8,500 and 10,000 words: 100% of final mark.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

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Course Aims

The Dissertation aims to provide the opportunity for students to undertake an independent piece of research, identifying and evaluating the suitability of primary and secondary resources and - where appropriate - employing quantitative and qualitative methods. The topic of the Dissertation can be in any area of the discipline of Politics where suitable supervision can be provided.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this programme students will be able to:

■ demonstrate the capacity for independent learning;

■ demonstrate developed & detailed understanding of their chosen topic;

■ ability to construct a coherent argument;

■ demonstrate the ability to articulate in a cogent and literate manner the results of their reading and/or research.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

None