Sociology Research Proposal (L4056)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

The aim of this module is to give you direct experience of designing a small-scale research project or a theoretical study. It is intended to build on your knowledge on research methods if you complete an empirical research project, as well as the theoretical, conceptual and substantive knowledge gained throughout your degree.

You work mainly through independent study, under the guidance of a supervisor.


20%: Lecture
27%: Practical (Workshop)
53%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Presentation, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 15 hours of contact time and about 285 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: