Core Module Information
Module title: Dissertation

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: JAC11106
Module leader: Stevie Marsden
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module allows students to undertake independent research into a specialised area of interest about the Publishing industry. Students may choose an appropriate topic with guidance from the module leader or supervisor and all students are assigned individual supervisors. During Trimester 2 and 3 there will be a series of taught seminars to prepare students for their independent study, covering research ethics and methods, literature reviews, framing and generating research questions, critical analysis, scholarly writing and presentation. This 60 credit module is the culmination of the MSc Publishing programme and is an opportunity for students to evidence their in-depth knowledge of key themes, issues and principles related to Publishing. The final assessment for this module is a 15,000 word dissertation which is submitted in Trimester 3.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Develop and justify research questions appropriate to the issues or problems identified.

LO2: Research and critically discuss your chosen topic and demonstrate application of appropriate theory, research processes and methodologies.

LO3: Evidence critical engagement with academic literature relevant to the issues or problems.

LO4: Gather, analyse, synthesise and interpret primary and secondary data with which to explore research questions.

LO5: Present reasoned arguments and express ideas in a clear, coherent style that follows conventions of academic writing and referencing.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, In Person,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Stevie Marsden
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 584
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Project Supervision 4
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Dissertation 100 1~2~3~4~5 12 , WORDS= 15000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
JAC11106 - Dissertation