Core Module Information
Module title: Dissertation [40 Credits - 3 Trimesters]

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

Module code: SSC11125
Module leader: Sarah Anderson
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science

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

Description of module content:

The dissertation is the culmination of the Masters Programme and will draw on your learning over the course of the Programme. The dissertation is studied independently with the assistance of a supervisor and is a chance for you to academically pursue an area of Applied Criminology/Forensic Psychology of particular interest. Dissertations can take a range of formats such as empirical research or a systematic review. The dissertation requires you to put into practice a range of skills developed over the course of the Programme such as: searching and critically reviewing national and international literature, developing a research proposal, applying theoretical frameworks, research design and ethics, data collection (qualitative, quantitative and mixed), data analysis, research writing and dissemination.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Critically appraise the national and international literature relevant to the chosen topic area.

LO2: Generate research questions appropriate to the area of study.

LO3: Plan and justify appropriate research methodologies and ethical approaches.

LO4: Generate, analyse and interpret data suitable to examining the research questions.

LO5: Produce a written critical appraisal of the research process, analysis and findings.

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