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RES 507 Dissertation: Reading list


Department: MSc Sustainable Design in the Built Environment
Module Description: Having successfully completed the six modules in the taught stage of the programme, students who wish to proceed to the Masters degree (Dissertation route) take the dissertation stage. The dissertation is intended to give students an opportunity to focus on an aspect of the taught subject matter and investigate it in more detail. This will help them consolidate their capacity for independent study, and to learn some of the techniques needed to conduct research and develop knowledge in the subject area of the programme of study. 
For this module, the only piece of work to be submitted for examination is a dissertation, and this is a written report on the research. There are thus two aspects to consider: the research and the writing. Both are governed by implicit rules common to the discipline of formal research; part of the students’ training is to become familiar with these rules. Typically the dissertation word count will range between 25K-35K words, excluding references and appendices.
The dissertation topic should be relevant to the concentration selected for students pursuing the MSc Dissertation route with a concentration (AD or ID or SB or UD).

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