Module Details

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Title DISSERTATION (MA/MA (RESEARCH METHODOLOGY) IN CONTEMPORARY HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
Code ENVS493
Coordinator Dr A Isakjee
Geography and Planning
A.Isakjee@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2019-20 Level 7 FHEQ Summer (June-September) 60

Aims

To enable students to demonstrate the research and analytical skills they have developed through an in-depth study on a topic of their choosing, presented in a professional and academically rigorous way.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) To enable students to engage with a wide range of literature, research methodologies and methods to carry out a study on a topic of their choice.

(LO2) ¿To produce a significant, perhaps publishable, piece of analysis.

(LO3) ¿To enable students to understand the research process and develop their ability to manage this process in their time effectively.

(S1) ¿Organisational skills

(S2) ¿¿Adaptability

(S3) ¿¿Ethical awareness

(S4) ¿¿Numeracy

(S5) ¿¿Lifelong learning skills

(S6) ¿¿IT skills

(S7) ¿¿Communication skills


Syllabus

 

Student developed and directed project. A number of meetings between students and an allocated tutor will take place, but the design and conduct of the project is student-led.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Tutorial
Description: At least 4 Formal Tutorial Meetings between the student and supervisor will take place during the project to assess progress and answer any queries
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours     4

      4
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 596
TOTAL HOURS 600

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :June-September  12000-15000 words    100       

Recommended Texts

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