Dissertation Gender and Development (921M9)

45 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Summer teaching

Following the submission date for Semester 2 coursework, you're required to undertake an individual project based on original research, which culminates in a ten thousand word dissertation. Most students will rely on secondary sources.

Primary data collection (fieldwork) is not essential, although you may wish to conduct a short period of fieldwork during the summer.

If you wish to undertake primary fieldwork, you will have to take one of three methods courses offered in Semester 2.

You must identify a supervisor and submit a Certificate of Approval for their dissertation by the end of May. Supervisors will guide you on developing your argument, structuring your dissertation and additional readings.


100%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 450 hours of work. This breaks down into about 2 hours of contact time and about 448 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, 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.