Research Minded Project (X3501)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn and spring teaching

You will identify, explore and communicate an evidence-informed, small-scale research project on an approved issue in a field of your choice.

You’ll be guided through the design, development and application of a context-specific research project. You will complete an evaluation and report on the findings in a dissertation at the end of the project. 

Your specialist knowledge will be developed through systematic enquiry and applying different research methods, such as a case study or action research. You will understand how the research might reveal, enlighten and improve policy and practice. 


50%: Practical (Workshop)
50%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 47 hours of contact time and about 253 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: