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MPlan Planning / Course details
Year of entry: 2022
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Offered by||Planning and Environmental Management|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Students on the Bachelors (BA) and undergraduate Masters degree programmes are required to prepare a dissertation of 12,000 words on an agreed topic. There is also the option of submitting a design dissertation, as an alternative to a conventional dissertation. Both dissertations and design studies should contain an element of original research.
Provide students with an opportunity to plan, manage and conduct a programme of research on a relevant topic related to City and Regional Development, Environmental Management or Town and Country Planning
Further students' knowledge of a relevant body of literature
Develop students' writing, presentation and bibliographic skills
Provide students with the opportunity to apply in a research context skills and techniques developed in other course units.
Teaching and learning methods
Two lectures, 4 workshops, plus individual/group sessions with a dissertation advisor.
Knowledge and understanding
A deeper understanding of a particular topic related to Environmental Management, Urban and Regional Planning, Real Estate and Planning or Urban Studies
The ability to undertake an effective programme of research
Knowledge of the ways in which a range of research methods can be applied
Transferable skills and personal qualities
The ability to produce a well-written, clearly presented and properly formatted dissertation
WEIGHTING WITHIN UNIT
Feedback will be provided by email within 15 working days of submission.
Combined lecture and seminar sessions. Self-directed reading.
Berry, R. (2004) The Research Project: how to write it, fifth edition, Routledge, London.
Bryman, A. and Burgess, R. (1994) Analysing Qualitative Data, Routledge, London.
Creswell, J. (2003) Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative and Mixed Method Approaches, second edition, Sage, London.
Frankfort-Nachmias, C. and Nachmias, D. (2007) Research Methods in the Social Sciences, Arnold, London.
Moser, C. and Kalton, G. (1985) Survey Methods in Social Investigation, Gower, London.
Parsons, T. and Knight, P. (2005) How to do your Dissertation in Geography and Related Disciplines, second edition, Routledge, London.
Robson, C. (2011) Real World Research, third edition, John Wiley, London.
Yin, R. (2013) Case Study Research: Design and Methods, fifth edition, Sage, London.
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|Nuno Pinto||Unit coordinator|