School of Global Studies

Dissertation (ADST) (814L6)

Dissertation (ADST)

Module 814L6

Module details for 2017/18.

45 credits

FHEQ Level 7 (Masters)

Module Outline

The dissertation provides students taking the programme with the opportunity to complete under expert supervision an extended piece of research and writing on a topic of their choosing relevant to the programme themes. The dissertation will be 10,000 words in length and will involve either desk-based or original empirical study. Students will show an awareness of how to apply anthropological methods and knowledge to the study of social and cultural processes.

Module learning outcomes

Identify and develop a research question within the field of the programme of study.

Demonstrate the ability to execute a sustained programme of independent, original research on a relevant topic.

Show in-depth understanding of a major theme or argument in the chosen subject, including an independent critical engagement with the topic chosen.

Dissertation (10000 words)Summer Vacation Assessment Period Week 2 Thu 16:00100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Summer TeachingDissertation hours

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Rebecca Prentice


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