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LEC.501: Dissertation Project


Department: Lancaster Environment Centre NCF Level: FHEQ/QCF/NQF7//RQF7
Study Level: Postgraduate (Masters level) Credit Points: 90
Start Date: 06-10-2014 End Date: 04-09-2015
Available for Online Enrolment?: Y Enrolment Restriction: Fully available to all students
Module Convenor: Dr IR Hartley

Syllabus Rules and Pre-requisites

Curriculum Design: Outline Syllabus

  • This is the dissertation component of a range of LEC MSc and MA programmes. The process for selection of these projects starts at the beginning of the first term. Having chosen their projects students produce a Progress Report towards the end of the second term. In the summer term students present a poster on their project at a poster day. Submission of the final dissertation is in the first week of September.

Curriculum Design: Pre-requisites/Co-requisites/Exclusions

  • N/A

Curriculum Design: Single, Combined or Consortial Schemes to which the Module Contributes

  • MA Environmental Management and Consultancy
    MSc Contamination, Risk Assessment and Remediation
    MSc Ecology and Conservation
    MSc Energy and the Environment
    MSc Environmental and Biochemical Toxicology
    MSc Environmental Science and Technology (plus international variant)
    MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (plus international variant)
    MSc Sustainable Water Management
    MSc Volcanology and Geological Hazards
  • 100% Dissertation

Assessment: Details of Assessment

  • 100% on a final 10,000 word report. An academic supervisor is appointed to each project providing guidance on the definition of the research question, identification of the appropriate methodology and feedback on the Progress Report, Poster and draft sections of the thesis.
    The Progress Report and Posters are formative assessments because the student requires feedback but invariably the project is still evolving to such an extent that this feedback should not count toward their final mark for this element. The summative assessment is on the 10,000 word dissertation where it belongs.

Educational Aims: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • The masters dissertation aims to train students to masters level in guided, but self-determined research.

Educational Aims: General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • The masters dissertation aims to train students to masters level in guided, but self-determined research.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • On successful completion of this module students will be able to...
     
    To develop specialised, master level knowledge and experience in a specific areas of research. 

Learning Outcomes: General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • On successful completion of this module students will be able to...
     
    The ability to specify and execute an appropriate research strategy.
    For projects conducted with an industry partner, experience of working with industry on the delivery of a research project. 

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