Module Catalogues

Dissertation

Module Title Dissertation
Module Level Level 4
Module Credits 20.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

The aim of this module is to:
• Provide students with the opportunity to produce a piece of independent research that examines a specific and substantial intellectual problem in depth, and that makes use of appropriate theoretical approaches, techniques and methodologies.

Learning outcomes

A. Identify a particular project that focuses on an intellectual problem and produce a research plan to address that problem
B. Identify, analyze and evaluate the literature relevant to the research project
C. Understand the value of library research, fieldwork, and practical experience in the solution of intellectual problems
D. Critically evaluate one’s own written work and place it in the context of the secondary literature
E. Adopt research methods independently, effectively and critically
F. Develop a critical perspective on the selected topic and present research results in a clear academic style, both orally and in written form

Method of teaching and learning

Work with a supervisor to develop a research project; undertake a research project based on library work, fieldwork, or the internship; write and present a research outline, interim report, and dissertation.
Where possible, an international co-supervisor, usually from either University of Liverpool or a partner institution will also be available for limited contact.