PA981-7-FY-CO:
MA Dissertation

The details
2019/20
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
60
21 May 2019

 

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

 

PA915, PA916

Key module for

MA C89312 Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies,
MA C89324 Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies,
MA C893MO Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies,
DIP C8N209 Management and Organisational Dynamics,
DIP C8N221 Management and Organisational Dynamics,
MA C8N212 Management and Organisational Dynamics,
MA C8N224 Management and Organisational Dynamics,
MA C8N2MO Management and Organisational Dynamics,
MA C89012 Psychoanalytic Studies,
MA C89024 Psychoanalytic Studies,
MA C890MO Psychoanalytic Studies,
MAD C89012 Psychoanalytic Studies,
MAD C89024 Psychoanalytic Studies,
MPH C89024 Psychoanalytic Studies,
MPH C89048 Psychoanalytic Studies,
MPHDC89036 Psychoanalytic Studies,
MPHDC89048 Psychoanalytic Studies,
MPHDC89072 Psychoanalytic Studies,
MPHDC890FA Psychoanalytic Studies,
MPHDC890FJ Psychoanalytic Studies,
MPHDC890PA Psychoanalytic Studies,
MPHDC890PJ Psychoanalytic Studies,
MPHPC89036 Psychoanalytic Studies,
MPHPC89072 Psychoanalytic Studies,
PHD C89036 Psychoanalytic Studies,
PHD C89048 Psychoanalytic Studies,
PHD C89072 Psychoanalytic Studies,
PHD C890FA Psychoanalytic Studies,
PHD C890FJ Psychoanalytic Studies,
PHD C890PA Psychoanalytic Studies,
PHD C890PJ Psychoanalytic Studies,
PHP C89036 Psychoanalytic Studies,
PHP C89072 Psychoanalytic Studies

Module description

The dissertation is an important part of your studies. It is an intellectual journey in which you can apply the knowledge you have gained, use it in a creative way and deepen your understanding of themes that you are interested in. This handbook is designed to give you guidance on this endeavour.

In many ways this is the culmination of your MA, but you should also start work on this from the beginning. Here is an opportunity to devote time and energy, in a supported environment, to demonstrate something significant about your insight and understanding.

The dissertation is a unique piece of work. It does, however, take time, discipline and patience. It requires careful planning and organisation and you must balance between the ideal and what is practical given the time and resources available.

The Research Module PA915 acts as a precursor to the dissertation, giving you valuable information on the research process, and dissertation writing skills. We also recommend that you attend the Research Forums, and the Open Seminars, all of which enable you to encounter other people's research work.

You should discuss your initial ideas for a dissertation focus, aims and objectives with your tutor and your peers. Give yourself substantial time to think about this. Consider aspects of the course that have particularly interested you. Consider what kind of balance you want to make between empirical and conceptual research, and between psychoanalytic, psychosocial, analytical psychological, psychodynamic and other approaches.

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should have: • Undertaken a substantial research enquiry in the respective fields of your specific MA programme • Conceived of appropriate research aims, objectives and methods to support the enquiry. • Engaged in a substantial critical and independent analysis of literature relevant to the enquiry. • Designed and implemented appropriate empirical and/ or theoretical research methods. • Analysed data emerging from the research. • Interrogated and reflected on the research process • Presented research work in a clear, readable, and accurate manner.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

The learning and teaching environment is facilitated through one-to-one contact between supervisor and supervisee.

Bibliography*

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Formative essay 0%
Coursework Dissertation Proposal 0%
Overall assessment
Coursework:
100%
Exam:
0%
Reassessment
Coursework:
100%
Exam:
0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Student Administrator 5A.202; Tel: 01206 873745; Email: ppspgt@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Prof Caroline Bainbridge
Roehampton University
Professor
Dr Lucy Huskinson
Bangor University
Senior Lecturer / Head of School
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

Further information

* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.

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