Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Distance Learning
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Dissertation  15000 Words  100%
Supplementary Assessment Dissertation  Dissertation: 15000 Words  100%

Learning Outcomes

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

Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of a range of research methods, select the most appropriate and justify choice

Articulate and justify the aims and objectives of a piece of research

Apply appropriate research methods to an area of study

Select and apply appropriate data analysis methods

Identify, locate, and critically analyse the relevant literature pertaining to the area of study

Critically reflect on the success research process and make recommendations for further studies in the field

Brief description

This module offer an opportunity to undertake a supervised dissertation on a topic of the student's choosing. Student's will undertake an in-depth study on an area of information and library studies, archives and records management, and other related fields of interest to them under the guidance of Departmental supervisor.


The dissertation is an individual piece of work of the student's choosing. However support in relevant social science and historical research methods is provided, alongside classes which outline and support the dissertation and writing process.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Adaptability and resilience Ability to design and manage a research project from start to finish, responding appropriately to challenges and making changes as required
Critical and analytical thinking Ability to critically analyse a range of qualitative, quantitative and/or historical research data
Digital capability Ability to select and use a range of relevant digital tools in the research and writing of the dissertation
Professional communication Communicating with academic staff, information professionals, and service users in an appropriate manner
Reflection Ability to reflect on the research process and draw conclusions about the success of the project
Subject Specific Skills Deepen and apply individual knowledge to chosen subject area


This module is at CQFW Level 7