Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Research Dissertation
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials Small group tutorials with supervisor
Seminars / Tutorials Individual tutorials with supervisor


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Oral presentation  20%
Semester Assessment Thesis (10000 words)  80%
Supplementary Assessment Re-submission of failed component(s)  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Review literature on a specific topic and formulate a research question.

Identify an appropriate experimental design and be able to justify that choice.

Demonstrate an appreciation of ethical issues for the proposed study.

Complete the collection of data and perform appropriate analysis.

Produce a written report.

Develop and deliver an oral presentation.


Identify and refine, through a review of literature and consideration of research methodologies, a research question.
Develop an experimental design and refine appropriate skills for data collection.
Produce a statement on ethics for the proposed experimentation based on current legislation and professional practice.
Organise and complete data collection.
Analyse and interpret data.
Produce a written report.


This module is at CQFW Level 6