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AR50358: Dissertation

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 30
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Dissertation Research Methods (CW 100% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide a systematic understanding of the information sources; To develop a comprehensive understanding of critical review; To develop an ability to write scientific and technical reports.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this Unit students will have demonstrated the ability to evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline; to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses.


* Communication skills (written and oral).
* Data acquisition handling and analysis (sourcing, evaluating and categorising information).
* Study skills.
* Working independently.

Sources of information, library, referencing, writing types, report writing, presentation techniques. Research methodologies, experimental methods, synthesis of results.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR50358 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • TEAR-AFM12 : MSc Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design
  • TEAR-APM12 : MSc Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.