|Prerequisites for Module|
Completion of appropriate Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To provide the student with the opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills at Masters level by undertaking a supervised, independent piece of research on an approved topic in a degree related discipline.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
The module is delivered in two phases.
Phase 1: Research methodology.
This includes: philsophy and practice of research;; qualitative research techniques; surveys and sampling; information retrieval and reviewing literature; preparing a feasible research proposal; project management; questionnaire design; quantitative techniques; data analysis, case study method. This phase is completed with the submission of a research topic and a research proposal.
Phase 2: Dissertation.
|This is the completion of a piece of independent work supported by an academic supervisor.|
Indicative Student Workload
Mode of Delivery
Taught Mode (T)
The module is delivered in taught mode by lectures, interactive group work, tutorials during a series of rsearch workshops and directed self-study.
Distance Learning Mode (DL)
The module is delivered in Distance Learning Mode by self directed learning from web-based learning materials, supported by on-line tutorial support
Assessment is based on the submission of a Research Dissertation which will normally be 15,000 words.