Dissertation with Placement (Global Studies) (003L7)

45 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Summer teaching

This module is designed to allow you to apply theories and concepts, as well as practical and research skills learned during the MA programme.

It takes the form of a research placement and not a work placement, allowing you to carry out primary research for your dissertation while at an organisation in a field relevant to your dissertation. This is normally undertaken from June – August, lasts for a minimum of 6 weeks, and is an integral and assessed part of the module.

It is the student’s responsibility to identify suitable organisations for their placement. Once an organisation has been identified, support is available within Global Studies to help with the process until the placement begins.

This option is intended as an alternative to the standard research-based dissertation.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 450 hours of work. This breaks down into about 450 hours of contact time. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: