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.


100%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, 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.