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Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

PL50771: MA in Contemporary European Studies (Euromasters) dissertation

Click here for further information Credits: 30
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 2
Click here for further information Assessment: DS100
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Supplementary assessment information not currently available (this will be added shortly)
Click here for further information Requisites:
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
The dissertation provides students with an opportunity to pursue in some depth one academic topic they encountered within the area of contemporary European studies that interests them especially. More specifically, the dissertation provides students with the opportunity to design and complete a research project drawing on the assistance of a designated academic supervisor.

Learning Outcomes:
Students successfully completing this unit will have:
* practiced and developed skills required to pursue independent learning, with limited supervision;
* undertaken primary research relevant to the chosen field of study and/or;
* demonstrated an ability to develop a level of conceptual and theoretical analysis commensurate with a Masters level degree.

The skills the unit will develop are:
* Advanced research skills in identifying, locating and exploiting a wide range of descriptive, evaluative and theoretical literature.
* Intellectual skills of conceptual, original and independent thinking, critical analysis, synthesis and reasoned argument.
* Skills of assessment and judgement in relation to the soundness of competing arguments and scenarios including the reporting and assessing of qualitative and quantitative data.
* Generic and transferable skills related to the oral and written presentation of ideas.
* Skills of self-direction, self-evaluation and time-management.

A topic relevant to the previous modules of the degree programme.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

PL50771 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • THPL-AFM16 : MA Contemporary European Studies: Politics Policy and Society (Full-time)
  • THPL-AFM17 : MA Contemporary European Studies (with transatlantic track) (Full-time)

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