The Dissertation gives students an opportunity to carry out a piece of supported research in an area of academic and vocational interest.
It is a double module extending over two semesters that requires you to research and write a 10,000 -15,000 word Dissertation on a topic of your choice although guided by Academic staff as to its suitability and achievability.
The process involves the preparation of a proposal which includes a chosen provisional title, brief abstract, some indicative Bibliography and provisional indication of chapter contents.
The Dissertation gives you the opportunity to demonstrate research skills, utilize a range of resources in the library and from the Internet, give evidence of analytic and critical thinking, and the capacity to integrate and apply previous learning.
You will be expected to work independently and use your own initiative; however the project is supported by supervision and peer review seminars.