CR6012 - Dissertation

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What will I learn on this module?

This will meet the following learning outcomes:

The module provides an opportunity for students to independently pursue a self-selected research project on a topic related to professional

policing. Students will: identify, understand, and interpret information about their chosen topic; organise that information in order to arrive at

and answer a focused research question; and make appropriate use of theory and methodology. On successful completion of the module, the

students will be able to demonstrate the following in relation to a particular topic: an extensive knowledge; awareness and understanding of

the range of information; an ability to arrive at a grounded and focused research question; a capacity for structured and analytical argument in

a written form; an aptitude for the use of theory and methodology; and an understanding of the ethical considerations of conducting research.

Independent learning is supported by a series of workshops in Semester 1, and supervisory tutorials across Semester 1 and Semester 2.


CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:

Problem Solving: 3, 4

Research Methods and Skills: 13

How will I learn on this module?

On this module you will be supported to learn in three key ways:

i) You will attend workshops delivered by a tutor about how to develop and complete a dissertation

ii) You will be allocated a dissertation supervisor who will support you through the process of completing your dissertation

iii) You will also work independently on your dissertation, searching out relevant literature, resources, information and data.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported throughout your dissertation by tutors through interactive lectures and seminars with regular opportunities for question

and answer sessions and group tutorials during the completion of your research project. In addition you will be able to

access one-to-one

tutorials

with your dissertation supervisor who will guide you through the research process and will support you in the completion of the ethical

scrutiny and dissertation. You will be able to arrange supervision session via email, telephone or via a tutorials list on your supervisor’s door.


In addition to your intellectual development, you will receive support from your peers in the classroom, from your module tutor and your

dissertation supervisor throughout the module.


If you have any further or specific learning needs then do discuss this with the module leader at the earliest opportunity.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding: By the end of the module you should be able to: 1. You will develop an extensive knowledge of a particular topic (including an analytical understanding relevant theory and concepts) related to theory and practice of professional policing. Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities: By the end of the module you should be able to: 2. You will develop and demonstrate rigorous and robust research skills, including an understanding of ethics in social research. 3. You will develop an ability to understand, evaluate and critique the research of scholars of professional policing. Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA): By the end of the module you should have developed the ability to: 4. You will be able to take responsibility for independent learning and enquiry in a subject area related to your own discipline.

How will I be assessed?

Summative assessment There are two components to the summative assessment of this dissertation module: • A dissertation proposal – 2,000 words (20%). • Dissertation – 10,000 words (80%). Assessment Criteria and Grade-Related Criteria will be made available to you to support you in completing assessments. Grade-Related Descriptors are descriptions of the level of skills, knowledge and/or attributes that you need to demonstrate in order achieve a certain grade or mark in an assessment, providing a mechanism by which the quality of an assessment can be measured and placed within the overall set of marks.

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

The module provides an opportunity for students to independently pursue a self-selected research project on a topic related to professional

policing. Students will: identify, understand, and interpret information about their chosen topic; organise that information in order to arrive at

and answer a focused research question; and make appropriate use of theory and methodology. On successful completion of the module, the

students will be able to demonstrate the following in relation to a particular topic: an extensive knowledge; awareness and understanding of

the range of information; an ability to arrive at a grounded and focused research question; a capacity for structured and analytical argument in

a written form; an aptitude for the use of theory and methodology; and an understanding of the ethical considerations of conducting research.

Independent learning is supported by a series of workshops in Semester 1, and supervisory tutorials across Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Course info

UCAS Code LL44

Credits 40

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Social Sciences

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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