Dissertation: Population and Development

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Ernestina Coast and Dr Tiziana Leone


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

Course content

The purpose is to allow students to explore a particular research topic in depth.

Arrangements for Supervision

An Academic Advisor will be appointed to advise each student. Students should also attend SA4C1.

Selection of Topic

The topic of the dissertation is selected in consultation with the student's Academic Advisor.


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


Dissertation (100%) in September.

The length of the dissertation should be 45 pages maximum.

Key facts

Department: International Development

Total students 2016/17: Unavailable

Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable

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