Dissertation: Religion in the Contemporary World
This information is for the 2013/14 session.
Dr Fenella Cannell OLD6.07, Dr Matthew Engelke OLD6.10, Dr Mathijs Pelkmans OLD6.13 and Dr Michael Scott OLD6.16
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Religion in the Contemporary World. This course is not available as an outside option.
As for the Programme.
The dissertation will address a topic in the social sciences of Religion in the Contemporary World. This may be a library-based dissertation, but original archival or field research may be undertaken in consultation with the academic adviser. The topic should make central use of concepts in the study of religion in the social sciences drawn from approved courses on the programme, particularly from the core course, and should demonstrate a good understanding of those concepts and their implications. The dissertation may draw on empirical topic areas suggested by the taught core and option courses of this programme, but must demonstrate an element of originality in analysis, content or both. The dissertation will normally contain an inter-disciplinary element which may be in the combination of material, the combination of critical, analytical or theoretical concepts, or both. Guidance on standards of presentation etc will be given in the MSc handbook, and will conform to the current standard laid down for the dissertations in MSc social anthropology.
A small group tutorial in both MT and LT. A dissertation workshop in ST.
Small group tutorials, individual mentoring, discussion of abstracts: please see Programme Proposal. Presentations and class discussions in all programme courses will also contribute towards the formative preparation for the dissertation.
Dissertation (100%, 10000 words) in September.
The dissertation must not exceed 10,000 words including text and footnotes (but excluding bibliography and appendices). Three bound copies and an electronic copy, with the 5-digit examination number on the front, must be submitted to the Departmental Office on or before 1st September (or, if this falls on a weekend, the first weekday after September 1st).
Total students 2012/13: Unavailable
Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable
Value: One Unit