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.

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 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.