Dissertation- MSc China in Comparative Perspective
This information is for the 2020/21 session.
Dr Johannes Steinmuller OLD 5.06A
This course is compulsory on the MSc in China in Comparative Perspective. This course is not available as an outside option.
The dissertation must demonstrate an adequate knowledge of relevant social science literature and empirical material from China and elsewhere. It should elaborate a theoretical framework to compare Chinese and non-Chinese data. The topic should have been discussed with and approved by the academic adviser. Note that the dissertation must be based on published sources rather than primary research undertaken by the student.
1 hour of workshops in the MT. 1 hour of workshops in the LT.
There will be a lecture on note taking and avoiding plagiarism in the MT.
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 mentors in the ST. During these, abstracts will be evaluated and commented upon. Students continue to consult their academic mentors during the Summer Term.
This year, some or all of this teaching will be delivered through a combination of virtual lectures, classes and online interactive activities. The contact hours listed above are the minimum expected.
Dissertation (100%, 10000 words).
The dissertation must not exceed 10,000 words including text and footnotes (but excluding bibliography and appendices) to be submitted to the Department in late August.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2019/20: 34
Average class size 2019/20: 34
Controlled access 2019/20: No
Value: One Unit