Designing Critical Enquiry (914N1)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

On this module, you'll start designing your summer research project, with support. You'll also develop a strong foundation in action research and constructivist methodology.

Based upon a social constructivist research model, the module includes all the elements that you need to consider when planning your project. 


100%: Seminar (Class)


100%: Coursework (Essay, Group presentation, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 48 hours of contact time and about 252 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.