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SO301 - Dissertation

  • Module code: SO301
  • Module name: Dissertation
  • Department: Sociology
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Dissertations are the result of independent research. You are expected, with occasional guidance from a supervisor, to design and conduct the research yourself. It is not a matter of trying to answer an examination question or writing an assessed essay on a pre-determined topic.

Principal learning outcomes

Ideally a dissertation should be a sustained argument. The main aim us to use a selection if concepts, theoretical ideas, observations, statistical findings and your own faculties of criticism and imagination in an attempt to reach defensible conclusions about a topic which interests, challenges or puzzles you.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/prospective/ugstudy/modules/so301

Other essential notes

All Single Honours Sociology students must do a dissertation in their final year. Joint Honours degree students may opt to do a dissertation.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: SO301-30)
A (Assessed work only) 10,000 word dissertation 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • BA in Sociology (L301) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (L302) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (L303) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (L304) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (L305) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L306) - Year 4
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L307) - Year 4
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L308) - Year 4
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L309) - Year 4
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L310) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Sociology and Quantitative Methods (L311) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Sociology and Quantitative Methods with Intercalated Year (L312) - Year 4
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Law and Sociology (ML33) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate German and Sociology (RL23) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Social Studies (Part-time) (Y201) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Social Studies (Part-time) (Y201) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Social Studies (Part-time) (Y201) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Social Studies [2 + 2] (Y202) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Social Studies (Full-time) (Y205) - Year 3
Optional
  • Undergraduate Health and Social Policy (LM49) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Health and Social Policy (LM49) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Health and Social Policy (LM49) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (ML13) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (with Intercalated year) (ML14) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Sociology (ML33) - Year 4
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (ML34) - Year 3
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (ML34) - Year 4
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (with Intercalated year) (ML35) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate History and Sociology (VL13) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate History and Sociology (with Year Abroad) (VL14) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Social Studies (Part-time) (Y201) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Social Studies (Part-time) (Y201) - Year 6
  • Undergraduate Social Studies (Part-time) (Y201) - Year 7
  • Undergraduate Social Studies (Part-time) (Y201) - Year 9