This information is for the 2012/13 session.
This course is also coded DV4B4, EC4B4, EU4B4 and SA4K4.
Professor Patrick Dunleavy, Dr Rafael Hortala-Vallve plus others.
This is a compulsory course for all MPA students second year students.
MPA students must write a dissertation (of no more than 10,000 words) on a topic of their choice to be agreed with their supervisor.
Students will be allocated a supervisor, who will provide guidance on this piece of work. MPA Dissertation Workshops will be held to assist in the development of the dissertation.
1) The dissertation title, abstract, contents page and a 5 page synopsis/introduction will count for 10% of the overall dissertation mark. Students may only change their topic thereafter with the agreement of their supervisor. Students will be given feedback on their abstracts.
2) The full dissertation of no more than 10,000 words will account for the remaining 90% of the overall mark.