Postgraduate Module Descriptor
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (10 weeks), term 2 (10 weeks) and term 3 (10 weeks)
Deborah Osberg (Convenor)
ERPM000, ERPM001, ERPM002, ERPM005
|Available via distance learning|
Unlike the 4 taught modules in the MSc programme, the dissertation module is primarily a self-study module aided by hands-on workshops and one-to-one input from a skilled dissertation supervisor. During the course of the module you will design and/or undertake an independent research project of your own into an educational topic that is of interest to you, and produce a 15,000 word write-up of this: the dissertation. The dissertation itself can take three different forms:
- A self-contained small-scale enquiry
- A full-scale PhD proposal
- A paper in a format for publication in a specified research journal
Students who are on the MSc programme may undertake the dissertation in any of these forms. Students on the 4 Year PhD programme are required to undertake option two (the full-scale PhD proposal).