Dissertation in the Study of Islam
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Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
On successful completion of the Dissertation in the Study of Islam the student will have:
- Demonstrated their capacity to carry out a substantial piece of academic work on a selected topic in the field of the Study of Islam.
- Defined a topic for examination and articulated a coherent scheme for examining the topic.
- Gathered the relevant information and analysed and presented this information in a way which satisfactorily assesses the topic.
Method of assessment
A 10,000 words Dissertation must be submitted by 15 September (if 15 September falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then submission must be on the Monday immediately following 15 September).
Word count is defined as the number of words contained in the submitted work including quotations, footnotes, titles, abstracts, summaries and tables of contents. Appendices and bibliographies are not included in the word count. Appendices will not normally be marked and they must not include material essential to the argument developed in the main body of the work.
Readings will vary according to the particular topic selected, but integral to the process of selecting a suitable topic is the choice of a topic for which adequate resources (whether books, journals, on-line resources etc.) are already available to a SOAS Masters student.