Dissertation (Journalism) (V3068)

60 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

All year

The dissertation will utilise skills and knowledge derived from areas and practices studied on the Journalism Postgraduate provision including history, theory, economics and culture of journalism. Some of these will be drawn together in a significant piece of written work. The aims of the dissertation module are:

- To develop your ability to undertake a sustained investigation into a particular topic or issue within your chosen field of study.
- To enable you to formulate a research proposal justifying selection of appropriate methods.
- To test your ability to design, plan, organise, research and write a substantial piece based on independent research.


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 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.