2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
GEOG5160M Dissertation (GIScience)
60 creditsClass Size: 37
Module manager: Paul Norman
Taught: 1 Mar to 31 Aug View Timetable
Year running 2020/21
This module is mutually exclusive with
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn completion of the module students should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
i) execute a sustained programme of original research or development;
ii) identify and critically review the literature relevant to that objective;
iii) identify and apply the conceptual understandings and practical research skills necessary for the thorough and coherent exploration of their chosen topic;
iv) locate their own original investigations within the wider current developments.
A Knowledge and Understanding:
A9 The theory and application of quantitative, visualisation and other spatial techniques across a wide range of geographical contexts.
B Cognitive skills:
B5 Solving problems and making reasoned decisions .
C Practical/professional skills:
C1 Plan, design, execute and report geographical research both individually and as part of a team
C3 Employ a variety of technical and laboratory-based methods for the analysis and presentation of spatial and environmental information (e.g. GIS, water chemistry, etc)
C4 Collect, interpret and synthesise different types of quantitative and qualitative geographical data.
D Key skills:
D3 Apply numerical and computational skills to geographical information
D4 Use information technology effectively (including use of spreadsheet, database and word processing programmes; Internet and e-mail)
D5 Identify, retrieve, sort and exchange geographical information using a wide range of sources.
Students follow an individual programme of original research or development under the guidance of a staff member appointed as their supervisor.
|Private study hours
|Total Contact hours
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)
Private study599 hours independent research
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackSupervisor meetings
Methods of assessment
|% of formal assessment
|Essay or Dissertation
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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