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Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 12:38

Course Overview

This course will support you to frame, specify, plan, implement and report an academic or work-related research-based investigation or development. The course is available if you have successfully completed a postgraduate diploma and allows you to complete your Masters degree. Normally your diploma should have included courses which introduced the process and methods of conducting research. The work based project/dissertation course requires sustained independent research and you will receive individual or small group supervision. You will also have the opportunity to engage with workshops and online resources as part of a community of researchers in education and related areas.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
  • Mr David Johnston

Qualification Prerequisites


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

Induction to work based projects and dissertations Critical reading and reviewing literature Data collection Data analysis Writing up.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Leadership in Professional Contexts
  • MSc Studies in Mindfulness
  • MSc in Leadership in Professional Contexts (Inc Standard for Headship)
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Education (Early Years)
  • Master of Education in Autism and Learning
  • Master of Education in Inclusive Practice
  • Master of Education in Plurilingual Education
  • Med in Advanced Professional Studies (E-Learning)
  • Med in Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil Support

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Teaching Breakdown


Summative task: 15000 – 18000 word written report presented as a formal dissertation or work based project.

Formative Assessment




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