Module:Research Project / Dissertation

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    Meriel Moore-Colyer
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    300 hours
  • Contact hrs

    28 hours

Module content

The dissertation may be a conceptual piece or may be based on the analysis of existing or new data sets. The students are required to produce an acceptable, detailed research proposal, a completed research ethics form and a health and safety statement before progressing to the main stages of their study. Detailed guidance on the requirements of the dissertation/project, teaching content, assessment briefs will be provided on the 3300 Gateway page under the relevant content tab.

Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:

  1. Develop a detailed research proposal that presents a well-developed research aim(s) supported by clear research objectives
  2. Identify and respond to ethical considerations and limitations relating to the dissertation/project.
  3. Determine and apply appropriate methods to gather, process, present and interpret research data.
  4. Critically review and synthesise the work of others in the field of inquiry and discuss these in the context of the results analysed within this study.
  5. Critically evaluate the conduct and outcomes of the research and develop conclusions and recommendations that are reliable and well-supported by the research undertaken.


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework 5-10 minute presentation to a progress seminar 10%
Coursework Dissertation / report (12,000 words max) or equivalent 90%

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