Dissertation with Placement (Global Studies) (003L7)

45 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Summer teaching

This module is an alternative to the standard research-based MA/MSc Dissertation module.

You will be supported to apply theories and concepts, as well as practical and research skills, learned during the MA/MSc programme, whilst undertaking a placement with an organisation (e.g. third sector, voluntary, public sector or private sector).

These MA placements are research-based and enable you to carry out primary research for your dissertation while at an organisation. Placements normally take place between June-August and last for a minimum of 6 weeks.

You will be responsibile for identifying suitable organisations for your placement. Once an organisation has been identified, support is available within Global Studies to help with the process until the placement begins


100%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 450 hours of work. This breaks down into about 2 hours of contact time and about 448 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.