GV993-7-FY-CO:
MA Dissertation

The details
2019/20
Government
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
60
06 September 2019

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

(none)

Key module for

MA L25212 Conflict Resolution,
MA L25224 Conflict Resolution,
MA L252EK Conflict Resolution,
MSC L25212 Conflict Resolution,
MSC L25224 Conflict Resolution,
MSC L252EK Conflict Resolution,
MA L24012 Global and Comparative Politics,
MA L24024 Global and Comparative Politics,
MA L240EK Global and Comparative Politics,
MSC L24012 Global and Comparative Politics,
MSC L24024 Global and Comparative Politics,
MSC L240EK Global and Comparative Politics,
MA L20212 Ideology and Discourse Analysis,
MA L20224 Ideology and Discourse Analysis,
MA L25012 International Relations,
MA L25024 International Relations,
MA L250EK International Relations,
MSC L25012 International Relations,
MSC L25024 International Relations,
MSC L250EK International Relations,
MA L20612 Political Economy,
MA L20624 Political Economy,
MSC L20612 Political Economy,
MSC L20624 Political Economy,
MA L20012 Political Science,
MA L20024 Political Science,
MSC L20012 Political Science,
MSC L20024 Political Science,
MA L20512 Political Theory,
MA L20524 Political Theory,
MA L20112 Politics,
MA L20124 Politics,
MA L201EK Politics,
MA L201MI Politics (With English for Academic Purposes),
MA L20712 Public Opinion and Political Behaviour,
MA L20724 Public Opinion and Political Behaviour,
MA L207EK Public Opinion and Political Behaviour,
MSC L20712 Public Opinion and Political Behaviour,
MSC L20724 Public Opinion and Political Behaviour,
MSC L207EK Public Opinion and Political Behaviour,
MA L29024 Social Science Data Analysis,
MA L290MO Social Science Data Analysis,
MA L24512 United States Politics,
MA L24524 United States Politics,
MSC L2I112 Social Data Science

Module description

The module exposes students to different political theories and approaches within the field of political science. It provides an overview of the requirements for writing a dissertation. The sessions aim to train students on how to lead independent research. The students have the opportunity to explore the applicability of various tools and techniques and discuss their research ideas.

Module aims

The main aim of this module is to teach students to think and write critically about their chosen dissertation topic. These aims and objectives are achieved through a variety of teaching and learning strategies such as lectures and in-depth seminar sessions.

Module learning outcomes

The objectives of the module are:

1. Introduce students to key concepts of dissertation writing
2. Introduce students to independent research
3. Introduce students to identifying feasible research questions
4. Introduce students to academic writing
5. Introduce students to critical selection of research methods for their dissertation.

Module information

Module description
The module exposes students to different political theories and approaches within the field of political science. It provides an overview of the requirements for writing a dissertation. The sessions aim to train students on how to lead independent research. The students have the opportunity to explore the applicability of various tools and techniques and discuss their research ideas.

Aims
The main aim of this module is to teach students to think and write critically about their chosen dissertation topic. These aims and objectives are achieved through a variety of teaching and learning strategies such as lectures and in-depth seminar sessions.

Objectives

The objectives of the module are:

1. Introduce students to key concepts of dissertation writing
2. Introduce students to independent research
3. Introduce students to identifying feasible research questions
4. Introduce students to academic writing
5. Introduce students to critical selection of research methods for their dissertation.

Learning and teaching methods

No information available.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Dissertation Supervisor Nomination
Coursework Week 24 Timetable 100%

Overall assessment

100 per cent Coursework Mark

Reassessment

100 per cent Coursework Mark

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Module Supervisor Dr Zeta Bakaki zbakak@essex.ac.uk or Module Administrator Jamie Seakens (govpgquery@essex.ac.uk)

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Dr Nicholas Walter Vivyan
University of Durham
Senior Lecturer
Dr Patrick Bayer
University of Glasgow
Lecturer in International Relations
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 13 hours, 13 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Government

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