This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Dr Suzanne Hall STC.S212 and Dr David Madden STC.S209
This course is compulsory on the MSc in City Design and Social Science. This course is not available as an outside option.
The independent project enables students to develop an original and extended piece of work on any approved topic within the field of the MSc programme - students may develop work on themes or sites introduced in their Studio or core courses, or on other relevant topics. The project may focus on an analysis of an urban issue or on a practical proposal for urban intervention. Projects may be oriented towards urban design, urban policy, urban social science, or some combination thereof. Approval for the topic must be obtained from your academic advisor.
In LT students attend project workshops and submit a provisional project abstract; academic advisors for the independent project are assigned on the basis of the abstract. In ST, each student has regular supervisory meetings with their academic mentor, a workshop and final reviews with members of faculty. Students are also encouraged to consult with other members of faculty during regular office hours.
There will be two sessions during MT for ALL MSc students based in the Sociology department. These will be offered in conjunction with LSE Life and LSE Library and provide basic guidance about planning your dissertation, such as selecting a suitable topic, designing the research and reviewing the existing literature.
Teaching arrangements may be adjusted if online teaching is required at any point.
Students are required to submit a project outline in Lent Term.
Project (100%, 10000 words) post-summer term.
Two hard copies of the dissertation, with submission sheets attached to each, to be handed in to the Sociology Hub, STC.S116, no later than 4.00pm on Thursday 18th of August 2022. An additional electronic copy to be uploaded to Moodle no later than 4.00pm on the same day.
Both hard copies and electronic copies must be submitted on time to avoid any late submission penalties.
Dissertations may be up to and no more than 10,000 words, must be word-processed and be fully referenced using a recognised citation system.
Attendance at all classes and submission of all set coursework is required.
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 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 differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching 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 2020/21: 21
Average class size 2020/21: 21
Controlled access 2020/21: Yes
Value: One Unit
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