module specification

GI7P00 - Human Rights and International Conflict Dissertation (2018/19)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2018/19
Module title Human Rights and International Conflict Dissertation
Module level Masters (07)
Credit rating for module 60
School School of Social Sciences
Total study hours 600
 
592 hours Guided independent study
8 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Dissertation 100%   Dissertation of 12-15,000 words.
Running in 2018/19
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Spring semester North Not applicable -
Autumn semester North Not applicable -

Module summary

Dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words.

Module aims

To enable students to conduct independent research into a subject of their choice relating to human rights and international conflict.

Syllabus

NA

Learning and teaching

To be determined by the individual student and supervisor.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student will be able to demonstrate:

1) an ability to identify an appropriate area for research and the materials relevant for its implementation[

2) an ability to identify appropriate research methods for the retrieval of relevant  materials, including both primary and secondary sources;

3) an ability to demonstrate appropriate skills in the analysis and deployment of research findings.

4) a degree of originality in argument.

5) considerable expertise is some particular aspect of the study of human rights and international conflict.

Assessment strategy

Dissertations are normally first marked by the supervisor, second marked internally, and then externally examined.

Bibliography

Bowell, Tracy, & Gary Kemp Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide, Routledge, 2010 (3rdedn.).
Bowell, Tracy, & Gary Kemp Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide, Routledge, 2010 (3rd edn.).
Bowell, Tracy, & Gary Kemp Biggam, John, Succeeding with Your Master’s Dissertation: A Step-by-Step Handbook, Open University Press, 2011 (2nd edn.).
Bowell, Tracy, & Gary Kemp, Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide, Routledge, 2015 (4th edn.).
Etinson, Adam (ed.), Human Rights: Moral or Political?, Oxford University Press, 2016.
Frost, Mervyn, Global Ethics: Anarchy, Freedom and International Relations, Routledge, 2009.
Navari, Cornelia (ed.), Theorising International Society: English School Methods, Palgrave, 2009.
Weston, Anthony,  A Rulebook for Arguments, Hackett, 2010 (4th edn.).
Dag Hammarskjöld Library Research Guide to UN Documentation on Human Rights
http://research.un.org/en/docs/humanrights
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Pages/Home.aspx