Swansea University

Standard Postgraduate Taught Masters Degrees

Specific Regulations for Standard 180 Credit Masters Programmes

*DEFINITION: Directed Independent Learning

Directed independent learning is defined as a single piece  or pieces of self-directed study (undertaken under the guidance of a supervisor), totalling 60 credits, which provide(s) an opportunity to engage in extended research on one or more aspects of the syllabus relating to the programme.  The directed independent learning can take a variety of forms, chosen to be the most appropriate for the programme, and/or to enhance the employability prospects of the students.  This can be defined at programme approval and will be equivalent to the effort required to prepare a dissertation of up to 20,000 words.


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