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5. Progression: Project and Dissertation

5.1 Dissertation Submission

The Dissertation or Mini-Dissertation may be submitted only after successful completion of the requisite number of taught modules [Sections 3.3 and 3.4].

5.2 MSc Dissertation

A Dissertation submitted for the Degree of Master of Science is required to contain a review of relevant material, a description of work undertaken and a detailed discussion of the results and conclusions. A Delegate must indicate by means of explicit references the citation of the work of others, or work by the Delegate, which is not part of his/her submission for the Degree. Work submitted for another Degree may not comprise part of the submission for the Degree of Master of Science.

Copies of the Dissertation must be submitted in sewn or hard-bound plain cloth, or in an approved alternative permanent binding, unless the regulations of the institution at which the Delegate is registered permits the submission in temporary covers, in which case after approval by that institution, copies must be bound in a form which is consistent with the regulations of the institution. Three copies must be submitted for examination to the institution not earlier than one month and normally not later than nine months after the successful completion of the final taught module. Delegates must provide notice of the intention to submit a Dissertation, together with a declaration that the Dissertation has been composed by the Delegate himself/herself, not less than one month before the date of submission.

The Dissertation will normally have a length not exceeding 80 pages [equivalent] plus annexes. The Project carries 60 credits at level M with 600 notional hours of study time.

5.3 Mini-Dissertation

A Mini-Dissertation submitted for the Postgraduate Diploma [optional, see Section 3.4] is required to contain either a literature survey with a critical assessment of the technical material, or a report of an experimental Project carried out by the Delegate, containing details of the work undertaken, the results obtained and detailed conclusions.

Copies of the Mini-Dissertation must be submitted in an approved binding, unless the regulations of the institution at which the Delegate is registered permits the submission in temporary covers, in which case after approval by that institution, copies must be bound in a form which is consistent with the regulations of the institution. Three copies must be submitted for examination to the institution not earlier than one month and normally not later than nine months after the successful completion of the final taught module. Delegates must provide notice of the intention to submit a Mini-Dissertation not less than one month before the date of submission.

The Mini-Dissertation will normally be of a length of between 30 and 50 pages [equivalent] plus annexes. The Mini-Project carries 15 credits at level M with 150 notional hours of study time.

5.4 Oral Examination

A candidate submitting for the Degree of Master of Science will normally be required to attend for an oral examination after submission of the Dissertation, which will normally be held within three months of the submission date. This will be carried out by two Dissertation Examiners and will be arranged by the Director of Studies in that institution.

 

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1. Aims & Titles of Awards
2. Qualifications & Acceptance
3. Structure and Study Requirements
4. Progression: Modules
5. Progression: Project & Dissertation
6. Attendance
7. Examination Boards, Procedures and Awards
8. Quality Assurance
9. Misconduct, Termination & Amendments

 

 
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