The module is available at two values:
AD7631 - 30 CAT points. AD7660 - 60 CAT points.
Students will be encouraged to discuss with teaching staff which size of dissertation they might take as well as the possible subject matter they might pursue and the combination of option modules that might inform this choice.
All variations allow students to develop ideas associated with the Dissertation topic or site through a combination of available taught modules. For example, a student might wish to progress from the PGDiploma having already achieved 120CAT points and wish to pursue:
AD7631: a 30CAT point dissertation underpinned by knowledge derived through taking option modules, for example: NS7910 Environmental Impact Assessment and NS7906 Geographic Information Systems.
AD7660: a 60CAT point Dissertation without additional taught modules.
Both sizes of dissertation can take a written form or a drawn form or an illustrated report form, as might be appropriate to the subject or site under investigation, to be agreed with the supervising tutor.
The content of the dissertation will vary according to the individual interests of the student and will be based upon a proposal to be approved via a formal process, utilizing the P3 pro-forma and a fixed timetable of submission and approval rounds.