RP6.4 / RP6.2 & RP6.3

Master's-Level Long Dissertation / Master's-Level Short Dissertation & Master's-Level Short Project

Programme modules
 

Master's-Level Long Dissertation (60 credits)

After initially meeting with the supervisor to produce a draft research plan, the student will receive another four further hours of supervision. Oral but not written feedback will be given on a draft or drafts of the dissertation. The rest of the student’s time will be spent in research and writing. While the supervisor may comment on aspects of the dissertation and suggest further reading, the student’s research and writing will demonstrate: their critical engagement with primary and secondary materials; their understanding of the field of study and the contribution of other disciplines to the topic of study; their originality in the application of knowledge; their use of techniques applicable to their own research; and their ability to formulate a constructive, coherent, well-informed argument. In some cases, it will also demonstrate the student’s understanding of and compliance with the principles of ethical research.

Assessment: Dissertation, max. 15,000 words (100%)

 

Master's-Level Short Dissertation (30 credits)

After initially meeting with the supervisor to produce a draft research plan, the student will receive another four further hours of supervision. Oral but not written feedback will be given on a draft or drafts of the dissertation. The rest of the student’s time will be spent in research and writing. While the supervisor may comment on aspects of the dissertation and suggest further reading, the student’s research and writing will demonstrate: their critical engagement with primary and secondary materials; their understanding of the field of study and the contribution of other disciplines to the topic of study; their originality in the application of knowledge; their use of techniques applicable to their own research; and their ability to formulate a constructive, coherent, well-informed argument. In some cases, it will also demonstrate the student’s understanding of and compliance with the principles of ethical research.

Assessment: Dissertation, max. 7,500 words (100%)


Master's-Level Short Project (30credits)

After initially meeting with the supervisor to produce a draft research plan, the student will receive another four further hours of supervision. Oral but not written feedback will be given on a draft or drafts of the project. The rest of the student’s time will be spent in research and writing. While the supervisor may comment on aspects of the project and suggest further reading, the student’s research and writing will demonstrate: their critical engagement with primary and secondary materials; their understanding of the field of study and the contribution of other disciplines to the topic of study; their originality in the application of knowledge; their use of techniques applicable to their own research; their selection of and commentary upon appropriate methodologies for constructing the project; and their ability to formulate a constructive, coherent, well-informed argument. In some cases, it will also demonstrate the student’s understanding of and compliance with the principles of ethical research.

Assessment: Project, max. 7,500 words or agreed equivalent (100%)