Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 3 (Dissertation)

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Dissertation (maximum length 20,000) to be assessed in accordance with University guidelines  Dissertation:  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

  • design a suitable research proposal
  • carry out their research proposal competently and efficiently
  • undertake an in-depth literature review
  • present results obtained and evaluate them using an appropriate statistical analysis
  • discuss in-depth their chosen subject area
  • work to a planned timetable
  • produce a learned paper or report


This module aims to provide the students with:

The opportunity for an in-depth investigation of an appropriate topic. It is intended that the skills and discipline to write a scholarly paper on a specified subject will be developed to an advanced level. The module will provide the opportunity to specialise in a particular aspect of the discipline.


The dissertation will either be literature search based or experimental in nature, investigating a subject of the student's choice and subject to a supervisor's approval. The normal guidelines/regulations on MSc Dissertation as outlined in the University Calendar will stand.

Reading List

Turabin, K L A Manual for Writer of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations J L Spink, Heinman, London Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 7