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GEOG6089 Dissertation (GEM)

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to provide you with an opportunity to conduct a sustained research-based task, culminating in the production of a substantive academic report of professional standard (maximum 25,000 words.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • You will gain experience in formulating research questions and associated hypotheses.
  • You will understand how to plan a research project in GIS or Remote Sensing to address those research questions.
  • You will have conducted a review of the relevant literature.
  • You will be familiar with a range of quantitative and/or qualitative modes of scientific enquiry.
  • You will have sourced appropriate data sets (primary and/or secondary) and devised a suitable schedule of analysis, which may involve fieldwork.
  • You will have analysed the data and other evidence, and presented your results in a seminar.
  • You will have produced a final report in the approved format.



Learning and Teaching

Independent Study1100
Total study time1200



MethodPercentage contribution
Dissertation  (25000 words) 75%
Seminar presentation 25%
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