Independent Research Project: Practical (Q3264)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

You will develop an advanced and in-depth research project to explore within a subject, topic or area of your choice. The work you undertake should expand and deepen an area you’ve become interested in as a result of degree work already completed.

This module offers a practical route through the creation of a substantial presentation. You may work individually, in pairs or in groups dependent on your student cohort and preference.

Before you perform your practical work, you will:

  • be supervised by an appropriate tutor
  • develop a research topic and plan in collaboration with your peer group and supervisor
  • submit a proposed abstract and suggested bibliography for your project
  • present an outline of your project to the group.

All final practical work will be accompanied by an oral examination about the process and the critical concerns encountered in making and delivering the work.


27%: Practical (Workshop)
73%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Oral examination, Practical assessment)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 9 hours of contact time and about 291 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 2023/24. 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: