Dissertation option 2: Written Dissertation (017P3)

60 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

All year

We help you prepare for your dissertation by giving you the chance to attend dissertation workshops, individual tutorials, a day-long research in progress conference, and independent research and study.

The dissertation builds on the taught modules to enable you to develop a research proposal and a bibliography and undertake original and independent research using appropriate methodologies and conceptual approaches.

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 600 hours of work. This breaks down into about 17 hours of contact time and about 583 hours of independent study. 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, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.