Core Module Information
Module title: Dissertation

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: LMD10100
Module leader: C. Paul Sellors
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

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

Description of module content:

On this module you will write a dissertation of 10,000 to 12,000 words. Your choice of topic must be approved by the module leader and your supervisor, and should normally be from the general subject areas of your programme of study (Film or Mass Communications). The dissertation must be the result of independent, critical investigation by you and show evidence of relevant research methods and detailed knowledge of established literature and other resources in your chosen area of study. You will be expected to undertake research through appropriate resources, such as libraries, archives, films, videos, photographs, surveys or questionnaires, data sets, and interviews.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Develop extensive knowledge of a specialist area of investigation
LO2: Develop analytical and research skills that encourage and expand independent enquiry
LO3: Accurately assess and critically reflect on complex and professional-level problems and issues
LO4: Make effective use of academic research methodologies, techniques and methods appropriate to an in-depth research project
LO5: Manage research and writing schedules
LO6: Compose a dissertation that establishes and demonstrates the problematics, research, methodologies, analysis and conclusions of a substantial research project.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: C. Paul Sellors
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Project Supervision 3.5
Face To Face Lecture 7.5
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 3
Independent Learning Guided independent study 386
Total Study Hours401
Expected Total Study Hours for Module401

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Final Year Project 90 1, 2, 3, 4,6 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 10000
Practical Skills Assessment 10 2,3,4,5 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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