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ED50GI: DISSERTATION (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

The dissertation forms the final part of the Master of Research degree. This course aims to support participants as they frame, specify, plan, carry out and report on a research-based investigation.   For students who plan to complete their studies with the MRes, the dissertation will report on a completed piece of independent and original research.  Other students, with prior agreement from the Director of Postgraduate Research Degrees, who plan to proceed to doctoral studies, may use their MRes dissertation as part of the preparation for subsequent PhD study.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Peter Mtika

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Education (ED) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course involves planning an investigation, informed by an understanding of the components of formal research or enquiry including. The student will evidence an appropriate searching and interrogation of the literature, the formulation of appropriate research questions or targets, the selection of an appropriate research methodology, the planning and management of data collection procedures, procedures for data processing and reporting, the execution of a significant project of research, and communicating and reporting findings and conclusions.

Eight-one hour supervision with dissertation supervisor (flexible mode of delivery e.g. face-to-face or Skype or telephone). 

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

A 12,000 word written assignment presented as a formal dissertation.  There is no re-sit for a Dissertation.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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