MSc/PGDip Deaf Education / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

Course unit details:
Dissertation

Unit code HCDI60311
Credit rating 60
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by Division of Human Communication, Development and Hearing
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

By the end of the course unit students will:

  • have carried out a thorough review of the relevant literature
  • have formulated a sensible, coherent research question, which can be addressed realistically in the time available
  • have selected and used a methodology, or methodologies, appropriate for addressing the research question
  • have analysed the data produced using appropriate analytic procedures
  • have written up the study in the form of a thesis

Aims

To allow students to conduct an independent piece of research on a specific topic

To produce a written report of the research in the form of a thesis

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course unit students will:

  • have carried out a thorough review of the relevant literature
  • have formulated a sensible, coherent research question, which can be addressed realistically in the time available
  • have selected and used a methodology, or methodologies, appropriate for addressing the research question
  • have analysed the data produced using appropriate analytic procedures
  • have written up the study in the form of a thesis

Teaching and learning methods

Students will have at least six meetings with the dissertation supervisor over the year, to discuss the aims and objectives of the study, to enable the student to arrive at a final design, and to facilitate the conducting and writing up of the research. Such meetings may be in person , by phone or via Skype or  similar electric platform. Supervisors will give general advice and help with analysis when necessary, and will provide feedback on one draft version of the final dissertation.

Transferable skills and personal qualities

Key Transferable Skills:

  • Written communication whilst on placement, to monitor assess and promote effective audiological management
  • Oral communication, giving both formal and informal presentations
  • Interpersonal skills, advocating for optimum practice whilst on placement
  • Initiative, seeking help as necessary on campus and on placement
  • Self-regulatory skills in taking opportunities to gain extra experience whilst balancing other demands of the course

Assessment methods

Dissertation - 100%

A 10,000 - 12,000 word dissertation based on the piece of independent, empirical research, submitted by the agreed deadline.  

Recommended reading

All references and reading materials as well as links to other resources are on line and available through Links2list.

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 0

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