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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SLSP3051 Social Policy Dissertation

40 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Patrick Macartney
Email: p.macartney@leeds.ac.uk

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

Year running 2008/09

Pre-requisites

SLSP2010Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods

Module replaces

Dissertation SLSP3040 and Extended Dissertation SLSP3050.

This module is not approved as an Elective

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.

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
Lecture31.003.00
Private study hours393.00
Total Contact hours7.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)400.00

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: 08/03/2010

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