This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester. 

Module Co-ordinator

Dr Swapnesh Masrani





Credit value


Contact hours

8 hours (392 hours independent study)


100% coursework


Dissertations must demonstrate evidence of an understanding of theoretical knowledge gained on the programme and the ability to apply it in the context of the chosen topic.  Dissertations will normally possess an inter-disciplinary focus and students are required to demonstrate an understanding of research methodology, data collection methods, methods of analysis, and the ability to synthesise material in addressing a topical issue.

Learning outcomes

The educational aims of the dissertation are:

  1. To further develop your research, analytical and reporting skills;
  2. To further develop your project and time management skills;
  3. To allow some measure of specialisation at the end of your programme in a direction which suits your personal needs and interests. 



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