Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Normally eligibility for entry to Level 3; subject to satisfactory performance.
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Other Contact Hours: 6 hours of one-to-one or small group contact


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Dissertation (c. 5,000 words)  100%
Supplementary Assessment Supplementary Assessment  (c. 5,000 words)  Assessment is by resubmission of the Dissertation by 31 August. This does not entail any additional supervision.  100%

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, students should be able to show:

  • a developed capacity for independent academic study at an appropriate level
  • a reliable grasp of information retrieval in both print and electronic media, together with the capacity to evaluate the reliability of that information
  • the ability to construct and support with pertinent evidence an argument which is at once aware of exisiting discussions, and which shows the potential to extend these discusssions
  • the ability to produce finished work on time and to an acceptable standard of presentation (self-management)
  • the ability genuinely to take responsibility for their own work.

Brief description

Dissertation on a subject arising from a module already taken or being taken concurrently; to be chosen in consultation with the tutor involved, and with the approval of the Head of the Department.

You should discuss and agree your chosen subject with your tutor not later than the end of November. Discussion should include mutually acceptable arrangements for supervision time and completion of the Departmental agreement. Copies of these are available from the Departmental Secretary.


This module is at CQFW Level 6