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Preparing for Your Dissertation or Major Report

 
 

Course overview

If you are a Teesside University student progressing into your final year of study, this course helps you produce an effective dissertation or major report.

You consider different structure and styles of dissertations. You organise a literature search for a dissertation and you learn how to use a range of information sources to locate books, academic journals and other materials. This course is best suited to you if you are a degree student – preparing you for your final year of study.

You learn through a combination of live elements and pre-recorded material. Tutor support is available throughout the specified weekly times and collaborative learning is available through our online learning platform.

Start dates
Group A - Starts Tuesday 8 June, Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks, 1.30pm - 4.30pm (NOW FULL)
Group B - Starts Tuesday 6 July, Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm (NOW FULL)

Summer university

Start date: See course description above

Applications open early April.

This course is delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Where you study

This course is delivered online.

 

Course details

What you study

- taxonomy and definitions of dissertations and projects
- comparing and choosing between research methodologies
- presentation conventions
- structure and content of a literature search, its planning and execution
- using the library catalogue to locate material listed there
- using online databases to locate journal articles
- using the Internet, search engines and information gateways
- referencing, bibliographies and presentation
- reflection and its application.

How you are assessed

Your assessment is based on a portfolio of five short exercises, to get you started with preparing for your projects.

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

If you are a Teesside University student progressing into your final year of study.

As this is an online course you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or higher.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 5, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: See course description above