Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM886: Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

At least four supervision meetings: one to initiate the dissertation followed by three meetings to give academic guidance including specific feedback on draft work.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2010 x 2 hr lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities3Supervision meetings & feedback on formative assessments.
Guided independent study577This time includes reading, reflecting on the material, structuring, planning and writing your research proposal, draft chapter, and dissertation.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).