Dissertation (Human and Social Data Science) (870G1)

45 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

All year

Students are expected to carry out independent study and research under the guide of a supervisor on a designated topic and complete a report on the subject over the summer of the year of study.


10%: Practical (Presentation)
90%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 600 hours of work. This breaks down into about 15 hours of contact time and about 585 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.