Criminology Research Proposal (L5101)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module is one of two third year Criminology modules that give you the experience of carrying out a small scale research project, from the initial stages of design to the final stages of presenting your findings. It consolidates and builds upon the knowledge and skills gained from the second year Doing Social Research modules. You will produce a research proposal that demonstrates your ability to design a small research project and to apply relevant methodological issues to your research. You will also gain ethical approval for your research via the University's ethical approval process. You will commence your research during this module with guided supervision and will give a presentation based on your preliminary findings.

You are required to pass both L3078 Doing Social Research: working with quantitative data and L3079 Doing Social Research: working with qualitative data in the second year in order to take this module in the final year. 


20%: Lecture
27%: Practical (Workshop)
53%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Presentation, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 15 hours of contact time and 285 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.