University of Sussex Business School

International Development Thesis (L2153)

International Development Thesis

Module L2153

Module details for 2022/23.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

The International Development Undergraduate Thesis provides students with an opportunity to integrate what they have learnt in the module of their studies into a single, sustained piece of writing that will explore a topic in depth. The module will involve the design, planning and execution of the thesis, with the support of a supervisor, and may include the collection of empirical data or the use of secondary source material. Students choose their own topics, and develop their own approaches to investigating the topic, drawing on earlier skills-based modules and on interests developed through the module of the degree programme

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate capacity to conceptualise, design, plan and execute an independent project

Show ability to deploy, establish techniques of analysis and enquiry to address an issue relevant to International Development

Show the capacity to devise and sustain arguments

Be able to make use of confirmatory or contestatory evidence to support or refute arguments

Essay (8000 words)Semester 2 Assessment Week 1 Mon 16:00100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterWorkshop1 hour11100010101
Spring SemesterWorkshop1 hour11100101001

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Melissa Gatter

Convenor, Assess convenor

Prof Anne-Meike Fechter

Assess convenor

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