Media and Communications Dissertation Preparation (P5018)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module constitutes the first 15 credits for you writing Year 3 dissertations. The aim of the module is to prepare you in the devising and organising of their dissertation topic to be written in the Spring term. They will be given a recap on appropriate research methods and through individual and group supervision gain an understanding of the processes involved in the devising, planning and writing of a dissertation. You will write a literature review through which they will explore their chosen topic leading to the actual dissertation proposal to be written, after consultation with their tutor, over the Christmas break.


33%: Lecture
67%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Essay, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 12 hours of contact time and 138 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.