Dissertation (899V1)

60 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Summer teaching

This module gives you the opportunity to undertake supervised work on a dissertation of up to 20,000 words on a topic of your choice agreed with your supervisor. If you are studying part time, you will begin your background reading for the dissertation in the first summer term and vacation of their studies.


100%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 600 hours of work. This breaks down into about 20 hours of contact time and about 580 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 2023/24. 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.