SA4B3     
MSc Global Population Health Dissertation

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Arjan Gjonca Old. M.2.25

Availability

This course is compulsory on the MSc in Global Population Health. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

The purpose is to allow students to explore in greater depth a particular research topic relevant to Global Population Health.

Selection of topic

The area of study will be defined by the student in consultation with the allocated Academic Advisor. The topic must be approved by the Programme Director.

Supervision

An appropriate academic advisor will be appointed to advise each student.

Teaching

3 hours of seminars in the MT. 2 hours of seminars in the LT.

Formative coursework

Students will be required to submit a formative dissertation proposal and give a formative presentation based on this proposal (in the LT).

Assessment

Dissertation (90%, 10000 words) post-summer term.
Proposal (10%).

Students will be required to submit a formative dissertation proposal and give a formative presentation based on this proposal (in the LT). They should also prodice a dissertation of a maximum of 10,000 words. The dissertation must be submitted to the Course Administrator by September 1st (or, if this falls on a weekend, the first weekday following September 1st). 10% of marks will be allocated for the combined proposal and presentation element and 90% for the dissertation.

Student performance results

(2013/14 - 2015/16 combined)

Classification % of students
Distinction 17.3
Merit 42.3
Pass 30.8
Fail 9.6

Key facts

Department: Social Policy

Total students 2016/17: 15

Average class size 2016/17: 15

Controlled access 2016/17: No

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Leadership
  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Specialist skills