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This page provides information about HPSC3004 Dissertation. 

Dr Simon Werrett is HPSC3004 coordinator.

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Module description

Students undertake a research project of their own design in the field of history and philosophy of science or science and technology studies. Students organise their own supervision (in consultation with staff), and discussion of research progress is undertaken during regular supervisions. Students submit a 10,000 word dissertation summarising their findings. They deliver presentations on their work.

This is a full-year, one course unit research module for third-year students. This module is compulsory for all STS BSc students. It also is available, by permission, to students in other degree programmes.

During Term 3 of Year 2, HPSC3004 students should discuss project ideas with potential supervisors. The expectation is that by the end of Term 3 of Year 2, an agreement on supervision and project idea will be in place. This is the start of your research plan.

  • project ideas from members of staff (link)

Students are welcome to develop other proposals, too. Tutors enjoy opportunities to discuss even speculative ideas.

milestones for HPSC3004 value details
research plan not assessed (link)
presentation (project pitch) 10 minutes 5% (link)
writing sample (2,000 words) 10% (link)
presentation (work-in-progress) 20 minutes 10% (link)
dissertation (10,000 words) 75% (link)
research notebook not assessed (link)

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