SS7P00 - Security Studies Dissertation (2017/18)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2017/18|
|Module title||Security Studies Dissertation|
|Module level||Masters (07)|
|Credit rating for module||60|
|School||Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities|
|Total study hours||600|
|Running in 2017/18||No instances running in the year|
The dissertation allows the student to undertake an independent and sustained piece of research into a substantive topic of his or her own choosing. The dissertation must include appropriate extended piece of empirical or theoretical research on a topic in the security studies field.
Prior learning requirements
GI7069 , SS7088, SS7086
The module enables students to investigate in depth a topic within the field of Security Studies. Students can select their own research area, but this is subject to authorisation of
the course leader. The dissertation must include independent and original empirical research.
Students will be required to submit a formal dissertation plan. Once this has been approved, students will be allocated a dissertation tutor, and for the remainder of the module, supervision of the dissertation will be conducted on an individual basis. It is expected that pertinent knowledge and skills gained in other course modules will be reflected in the dissertation.
1. Authorisation of formal dissertation plan
2. Methodology workshops (1)
3. Methodology workshops (2)
4. Revision of dissertation plan if necessary
5. Allocation of dissertation supervisor
6. Dissertation workshops as necessary
7. Personal supervision sessions
8. Submission of dissertation
Learning and teaching
There will be initial workshop tie in taught sessions then a one to one session with the subject librarian. After that students will be self directed and guidance/advice will be given in regular one to one tutorial sessions and feedback via email/telephone.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of their chosen research topic
2. Critically evaluate their research findings
3. Be conversant with pertinent theoretical frameworks
4. Have an advanced understanding of research methodology
5. Communicate their research findings in an academic style
6. Present their written work to appropriate scholarly standards
Assessment is on one dissertation document (100% of marks).
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