Dissertation (Master of Real Estate Students)
Scope of the Course:
The Dissertation is the final research project undertaken by students following the Master of Real Estate. It is a sustained piece of academic work. Students receive training in research through two modules of the MRE program prior to undertaking the dissertation: "Data Analysis and Critical Thinking" enables students to understand and use techniques for substantive conceptual and methodological decisions in their own research and analysis, and "Research in Real Estate Business" enables students to understand the procedural methodology of academic research, like the formulation and testing of hypotheses and choosing the appropriate research resources. Students will have completed a Dissertation Proposal as the assessed element of the “Research in Real Estate Business” course.
The Dissertation is the opportunity for students to implement their research project on an independent basis. The role of the Supervisor is to guide and mentor the student in their research as it progresses. This course is 10 weeks in duration; however, students are required to understand that the supervision aspects will end after the first 6 weeks. They are expected to work through any remaining issues in their research, and to work independently for the remaining 4 weeks (though the Supervisor, at his/her discretion, may assist in critical issues after the 6 week supervision cut-off).
The learning objectives for this course are as follows:
Students will write a Dissertation of between 10,000 words and 12,000 words consistent with the Faculty regulations and in the appropriate format.
The Dissertation provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their analytical, research, and writing skills, brining to bear a comprehensive knowledge of their programme of study, tested according to the conventions governing Dissertation at MA level, including the ability to:
Communicate effectively and fluently in writing a dissertation that makes an original argument that meets the appropriate faculty standards and criteria;
Identify, investigate, analyse, formulate and advocate solutions to problems;
Develop reasoned arguments, synthesise relevant information and exercise critical judgement
Work independently, demonstrating initiative, self-organisation and time-management
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