Postgraduate taught 

Childhood Practice MEd/PgDip

Dissertation for Childhood Practice EDUC5814P

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Full Year
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

Dissertation element of Childhood Practice continuing from PGD in Childhood Practice.


Regular one to one supervision.


PGC - Building a Professional Learning Community.

PGC - Leading improvements in Childhood Practice

PGC - Practice Placement A

PGD - Contemporary Perspectives in Childhood and Children.

PGD - Practitioner Enquiry.

PGD- Practice Placement B



Dissertation for 12-15000 words

Course Aims

To provide students with an opportunity to undertake a supervised research exercise within the context of an agreed subject relevant to the study of Childhood Practice

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

Plan and state in writing a strategy for undertaking a clearly defined research project

Critically review the significance of relevant knowledge in the field in the secondary literature relevant to your chosen topic

Implement a coherent methodology which demonstrates an awareness of alternative research strategies and use of techniques appropriate to your subject of investigation

Present your research in a clear and concise manner

Critically analyse and evaluate research in the context of other relevant research in your field of study

Comply with standard conventions for referencing and bibliography consistently whilst avoiding plagiarism

Identify ethical issues and procedures if relevant for collecting data.

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.