Dissertation A (SURG5007)


The dissertation is a formal piece of writing relevant to the subject area of the masters degree. Candidates will work on a specified research project under appropriate supervision. At least one of the project supervisors must be an academic staff member of the University. The dissertation is in Parts A and B, both of which will be completed in a minimum of one year of full time study or two years of part time study.

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6hrs per week of self directed research with regular consultation with supervisor


Candidates will be required to submit the dissertation in the form of a paper dealing with research on a specific topic. It should be the equivalent of one paper which would be acceptable for publication in a peer reviewed scientific, academic or professional journal. In keeping with Academic Board policy there is an option to submit published work based on research undertaken while enrolled for this degree. Such publications should include additional information such as:
(i) An introduction with more information on previous work by others
(ii) More detail on Methodology including figures
(iii) Insert paper at this point
(iv) Commentary on the significance of the findings.

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