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GD307 - Dissertation/Independent Study

  • Module code: GD307
  • Module name: Dissertation/Independent Study
  • Department: Global Sustainable Development
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module requires you to demonstrate your acquisition of a range of intellectual and practical skills for engaging with a topical issue related to any area of Global Sustainable Development. You are expected to bring together theoretical concepts and practical approaches to address a specific problem, and to demonstrate your ability to think across disciplines and produce an original intervention (a concept paper, a practical project, a film production, a long essay, an advocacy campaign etc…) in the field of sustainable development. Furthermore, the module encourages each student to design a strategy for disseminating their findings (present at a conference, publish online, publish in a journal, hold a public meeting) in the public space. Group submissions may be allowed if the supervisors deem it appropriate.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module you will have: Learned to design a feasible research project; Planned, implemented and managed a research project; Produced a piece of original research that is based on a topical issue related to Global Sustainable Development; Designed a public dissemination event to showcase your findings; Presented the findings of your research project in a public forum.

Timetabled teaching activities

4 x 1-hour lectures and 12 x supervision sessions

Departmental link

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/schoolforcross-facultystudies/gsd/currentstudents/modules/dissertation

Other essential notes

Core module for Global Sustainable Development (GSD) students. Not available to students outside GSD.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: GD307-30)
A (Assessed work only) Project Proposal 10%
  Dissertation/Project 70%
  Public Dissemination 20%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Life Sciences and Global Sustainable Development (C1L8) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Psychology and Global Sustainable Development (C8L8) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Economic Studies and Global Sustainable Development (L1L8) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Global Sustainable Development (L2L8) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Sociology and Global Sustainable Development (L3L8) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Global Sustainable Development (L8A1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Global Sustainable Development and Business (L8N1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate History and Global Sustainable Development (V1L8) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Global Sustainable Development (V5L8) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Theatre and Performance Studies and Global Sustainable Development (W4L8) - Year 3
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A