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Research Project


  • Credit value: 60 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor: to be confirmed
  • Assessment: a 2000-word research proposal (15%) and either a 6000-8000-word quantitative dissertation or an 8000-10,000-word qualitative dissertation (85%)

Module description

The research project is the most important, challenging and exciting part of your MSc. It is an individual piece of work that allows you to develop your own interests and demonstrate both academic skills and more general skills of project management and critical thinking.

The research project is typically a quantitative and/or qualitative study, designed to clarify, test or illuminate a particular theory, model or technique. Some projects also use mixed methods. Many different variations are possible, however. For instance, research projects involving experimental methodology, surveys, case studies, action research, evaluation research and discourse analysis are all acceptable.