Dissertation (Sustainable Development) (930N1)

60 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Summer teaching

For your dissertation, you select a specific research topic within the field of innovation, sustainability and international development.

You carry out an in-depth review of the literature relevant to your chosen topic, critically assess the relevant theories and empirical evidence, identify and employ the appropriate methodology - involving the use of primary or secondary data source - and produce an original piece of research.

As part of this module, you address your research question and draw relevant policy implications.
In doing this, you develop the skills to write up and present your results and interpretations.


100%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 600 hours of work. This breaks down into about 600 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.