Dissertation (Sexual Dissidence) (845Q3)

60 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Summer teaching

The dissertation is a final, extended research project completed under the supervision of a nominated member of faculty who specialises in the relevant field.

You will decide on a topic of you choice, build an extensive bibliography, read widely in secondary literature and in theory, and produce a long, carefully argued dissertation presented in conformity with professional academic MLA or Chicago referencing conventions.


100%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 600 hours of work. This breaks down into about 2 hours of contact time and about 598 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.