Dissertation- MSc China in Comparative Perspective

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Johannes Steinmuller OLD5.08


This course is compulsory on the MSc in China in Comparative Perspective. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

Presentations by students on a topic they choose, with their dissertations in mind, using the discipline(s) in which they have been taught. The topic must contain comparative materials and it should have been discussed with and approved by the teacher responsible prior to presentation.


Students attend a one-hour dissertation workshop at the end of Lent Term. After deciding on a topic during the Lent term, in consultation with their academic advisers (and other members of staff where appropriate), students submit a one-page abstract in the first week of the Summer term. Each student attends a one-on-one dissertation tutorial with his/her academic adviser in the ST. During these, abstracts will be evaluated and commented upon. Students continue to consult their academic advisers during the Summer Term.

Formative coursework

Literature Reviews, draft outlines, and a one-page dissertation abstract.


Dissertation (100%, 10000 words).

The dissertation must not exceed 10,000 words including text and footnotes (but excluding bibliography and appendices). Three bound copies must be submitted to the Departmental Office and one electronic copy has to be uploaded to the LSE Moodle system on or before 1st September (or, if this falls on a weekend, the first weekday after September 1st).

Key facts

Department: Anthropology

Total students 2012/13: 26

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: One Unit

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