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SLSP3051 Social Policy Dissertation

40 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Dr Joanne Greenhalgh
Email: j.greenhalgh@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisites

SLSP2010Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods

Module replaces

Dissertation SLSP3040 and Extended Dissertation SLSP3050.

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

On completion of this module students will present a dissertation which demonstrates their ability to:
- independently formulate and research a social policy question;
- carry out independent research into a topic in the field of social policy;
- show their in depth knowledge and understanding of social policy debates in their chosen topic of enquiry;
- evaluate the social policy debates and/or empirical evidence and methods they have used in the dissertation;
- write an extended piece of work in the field of social policy.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

1. have independently formulated and researched a social policy question;
2. have carried out independent research into a topic in the field of social policy;
3. developed an in-depth knowledge and understanding of sociological debates in their chosen topic of enquiry;
4. have evaluated the sociological debates and/or empirical evidence and methods they have used in the dissertation;
5. have written an extended piece of work in the field of social policy.


Syllabus

The social policy content shall be negotiated between the student and their supervisor.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Consultation80.504.00
Drop-in Session131.0013.00
Lecture71.007.00
Private study hours376.00
Total Contact hours24.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)400.00

Private study

100 hours planning and reading
100 hours independent research
176 hours writing and editing

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Meetings with Supervisor

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or Dissertation10,000 to 12,000 words100.00
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: 30/06/2021 12:00:25

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