DISSERTATION OPTIONS - STUDENT EXPERIENCE


OPTION 1: CURRENT MODEL (THE WAY IT IS NOW)


Dissertation assessment in 3 semesters.

Why change? Perceived high workload. 


Assessment:
Year 2: Semester 2 - Proposal

Year 3 Semester 1: Lit review and Poster in EGM534
Year 3 Semester 2: Dissertation module.


OPTION 2: STREAMLINED MODEL (THE WAY IT WAS 10 YEARS AGO)


Dissertation assessment in 2 semesters only.

Why was this model abandoned? Students sometimes didn't engage in semester 1 of final year and performed poorly in dissertation module.


Assessment:
Year 2: Semester 2 - Proposal

Year 3 Semester 1: Nothing 
Year 3 Semester 2: Dissertation module.

OPTION 3: VERY STREAMLINED MODEL (THE NO FIELDWORK FOR STUDENTS MODEL)


All dissertation effort in final semester of final year.

Downside of this model? No fieldwork based dissertations. ~33% of our students currently do fieldwork based dissertations.

Assessment: Dissertation module in final semester final year only. 

Which UG degree did you do?
Which dissertation option would you think best?

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