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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

SSIM906: Quantitative Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

At least four supervision meetings per term.  There is an initial meeting to plan 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 Activities84 x 2hour supervision meetings
Guided Independent Study135Reading the relevant substantive literature to be able to write your dissertation on your chosen topic
Guided Independent Study135Reflecting on an drafting your research design and methodological approach
Guided independent study90Gathering data for preliminary analyses
Guided independent study82Acquiring additional experience with software and computing tools required to conduct your research

Online Resources

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