SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Dissertation - Distance Learning

Module Code:
15DISD216
Credits:
1.0
Year of study:
Any

This is the dissertation for the online programme MSc International Development, MSc Humanitarian Action and any other online programmes launched by the department.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

  • devise a research question and methodology
  • undertake independent research
  • collate and analyse findings, construct an independent argument  

Scope and syllabus

A 15,000 word dissertation on a subject that pertains to the subject area of the core module.

Method of assessment

Learning materials will be delivered (100%) via the VLE moodle with resources drawn from the SOAS library and the University of London Online library. Learning is focused upon free-form and structured discussion and both these and the materials are supported by a dedicated Associate Tutor (one per 15 students).

Online Learning provision allows for a range of innovative and engaging teaching techniques to be used.

The course will employ a range of proven student focused assessments. These will be on-line activities known as “e-tivities”. They are specifically designed to meet the programme's learning outcomes.

           

These E-tivities can be resubmitted.

Disclaimer

Important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules