Module title: Dissertation

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: LNG11130
Module leader: Moira Hughes
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, Trimester 3, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Moira Hughes
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Students receive individual guidance and support to undertake the independent learning that is characteristic of a dissertation.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Employability is developed through research based study of a particular problem and in the development of skills to retrieval, analyse and communication of findings. The nature of the module allows students to undertake an investigation which might be relate to their future employment.

Assessment
Producing the dissertation addresses learning outcomes 1 to 5.
Research/ teaching linkages
Students are exposed to the latest development in the subject matter as part of the learning process and are required to access research papers etc as part of their assessment and class exercise group work. Current staff research and knowledge transfer activities are relevant to the module content.

Supporting equality and diversity :
Material is provided on webct and is also available in hard copy.
Module content is in effect designed and selected by the individual student and so it is inherent that individual needs will be met. Disabled students will have appropriate adjustments made to enable them to participate fully in the module learning.

Internationalisation : Internationalisation : The module content is flexible and depending on the student's choice of topic can be internationally based. In previous versions of the module a wide range of students from all nationalities were attracted to the module and they can participate by bringing their own national perspectives on relevant aspects of the subject matter. The skills of research are also generic and not confined to international boundaries, though the cultural context of understanding and meaning is important and this will be discussed in classes.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 360
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Dissertation 100 1-5 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 12000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 004
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Moira Hughes
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Students receive individual guidance and support to undertake the independent learning that is characteristic of a dissertation.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Employability is developed through research based study of a particular problem and in the development of skills to retrieval, analyse and communication of findings. The nature of the module allows students to undertake an investigation which might be relate to their future employment.

Assessment
Producing the dissertation addresses learning outcomes 1 to 5.

Research/ teaching linkages
Students are exposed to the latest development in the subject matter as part of the learning process and are required to access research papers etc as part of their assessment and class exercise group work. Current staff research and knowledge transfer activities are relevant to the module content.

Supporting equality and diversity :
Material is provided on webct and is also available in hard copy.
Module content is in effect designed and selected by the individual student and so it is inherent that individual needs will be met. Disabled students will have appropriate adjustments made to enable them to participate fully in the module learning.

Internationalisation : Internationalisation : The module content is flexible and depending on the student's choice of topic can be internationally based. In previous versions of the module a wide range of students from all nationalities were attracted to the module and they can participate by bringing their own national perspectives on relevant aspects of the subject matter. The skills of research are also generic and not confined to international boundaries, though the cultural context of understanding and meaning is important and this will be discussed in classes.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 360
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Dissertation 100 1-5 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 12000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Research methodologies, critically reviewing literature, research design and ethics, data collection methods (qualitative, quantitative and mixed), analysis methods, research writing and dissemination. Individual research, production of a dissertation, reflection on work undertaken.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: select and critically review relevant literature
LO2: formulate a research problem and select a suitable approach to the study of that problem
LO3: collect appropriate data, analyse that data and construct conclusions.
LO4: Communicate research by producing a dissertation and giving a presentation on and defence of the dissertation
LO5: critically reflect on the work of the dissertation and demonstrate learning.

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