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Politics Dissertation


  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 6
  • Convenor and tutor: Barry Maydom
  • Assessment: a 10,000-word dissertation (100%)

Module description

You may choose to submit a dissertation of 10,000 words in your final year of study, in lieu of one option module and with the agreement of the department.

Choosing to undertake a dissertation offers you the opportunity to research a subject in depth and to prepare a substantial, argued piece of work.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will have:

  • developed independent research skills
  • designed and delivered a research project
  • written up a substantial piece of academic work, equivalent in scope and length to an academic journal article
  • developed transferable skills, including critical evaluation, analytical investigation, written presentation and oral communication.