Dissertation in the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East
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The dissertation is a core component of all Masters programmes at SOAS. The supervised dissertation research requires the ability to work independently on an original piece of research, to demonstrate familiarity with the relevant literature and present the resulting dissertation in a clear and organised format.
The research and writing of the Masters dissertation is a crucial component of Research-based Masters training.
The dissertation has a 10,000 word limit and counts for 25% of the overall degree. For details on presentation and submission dates, see the Postgraduate Taught Masters Handbook.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
At the end of the course, students should have:
- The ability to apply their subject knowledge and methodology to a specific research problem in their area of specialism;
- The skills required to pursue independent research in an academic context;
- The ability to present their work to different audiences in a clear professional form.
3 hours of supervision during the year.
Method of assessment
A dissertation outline of 2,000 words, to be submitted day 1, week 7, term2 (10%); the final dissertation of 10,000 words due September following the final year of study (90%).