Criminal Justice Policy - Long Essay
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Dr Leonidas Cheliotis OLD 2.51
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Criminal Justice Policy. This course is not available as an outside option.
Those taking the course part-time must submit the dissertation in their second year.
The objective is to write an original dissertation on an approved topic in the field. The selection of the topic is a matter primarily for the student, though the approval of the supervisor is needed for topic registration.
Online workshops will be held in late MT and throughout LT.
The designated supervisor should discuss the selection of the topic and its title with the student, advise about preliminary reading, methods and broad analytical approach; and comment on the draft version. At their discretion, supervisors may give additional advice and comments.
The area of study is defined by the student, in consultation with their Academic Mentor.
An Academic Mentor is appointed to supervise each student. Students will discuss an outline proposal with their Mentor and submit their outline to the Programme Support Office in the Lent Term. The Mentor will provide regular supervision and feedback.
Dissertation (100%, 10000 words).
Dissertations should be no more than 10,000 words in length, excluding notes and appendices and should be typed. They will be due in August.
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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.
Department: Social Policy
Total students 2020/21: 22
Average class size 2020/21: Unavailable
Controlled access 2020/21: No
Value: One Unit
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