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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

MUSS3140 Dissertation

40 creditsClass Size: 111

Module manager: Dr Ian Sapiro
Email: i.p.sapiro@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Module replaces

MUSI3140 Major Dissertation MUSI3120 Minor Dissertation

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

On completion of the module, students will have constructed an essay (dissertation) of 10,000-12,000 words based on independent study under supervision. The project should be relatively restricted in scope, by confining the area to be studied in detail or by restraint in the application of methodology.

Candidates should show ability to use and distinguish between primary and secondary sources of information, and ability in presentation of the ideas in good English with supporting diagrams, examples, bibliography, and appendices as appropriate.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module, students will have constructed an essay (dissertation) of 10,000-12,000 words based on independent study under supervision. The project should be relatively restricted in scope, by confining the area to be studied in detail or by restraint in the application of methodology.

Candidates should show ability to use and distinguish between primary and secondary sources of information, and ability in presentation of the ideas in good English with supporting diagrams, examples, bibliography, and appendices as appropriate.


Syllabus

The syllabus is defined by the objectives. The project is chosen by the student in consultation with the supervisor.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Group learning11.001.00
Lecture61.006.00
Tutorial11.001.00
Tutorial50.502.50
Private study hours389.50
Total Contact hours10.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)400.00

Private study

5 hours preparation per individual tutorial (25 hours)
5 hours preparation for group tutorial end of semester 1 (5 hours)
5 hours preparation for presentations (5 hours)
Independent research and writing of draft submissions/final dissertation (354.5 hours)

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Regular tutorials
Interim report (semester 1)
Oral presentations (semester 2)
Draft chapter (semester 2)

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or Dissertationdissertation of 10,000-12,000 words100.00
Presentationverbal 'work in progress' presentation, c. 10 minutes0.00
Reportinterim report0.00
Assignmentdraft chapter0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/11/2018 09:25:44

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