Media and Communications Dissertation Preparation (P5018)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module constitutes the first 15 credits for you writing Year 3 dissertations. The aim of the module is to prepare you in the devising and organising of their dissertation topic to be written in the Spring term. They will be given a recap on appropriate research methods and through individual and group supervision gain an understanding of the processes involved in the devising, planning and writing of a dissertation. You will write a literature review through which they will explore their chosen topic leading to the actual dissertation proposal to be written, after consultation with their tutor, over the Christmas break.


33%: Lecture
67%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 12 hours of contact time and about 138 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 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: