Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM308: Preparing for Educational Research and Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits60 ECTS Value30
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (5 weeks), term 2 (5 weeks) and term 3 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Mrs Helen Knowler (Lecturer)


Completion of relevant MA programme modules (or relevant APL to a maximum of 90 credits) to the value of 120 credits at level 7.



Available via distance learning


This is the final module in all of the GSE MA programmes (Special Educational Needs; Educational Leadership and Management; Creativity and the Arts; Technology, Creativity and Thinking; International Education; Education, Language and Literacy). This 60 credit module will introduce you to educational research and support you in designing and carrying out a small scale research project on an educational topic of your choice. This is often referred to as the dissertation module because the main output is a dissertation reporting on this research project.

The module consists of online materials and/or taught components that build and support the research skills you require. You will be allocated a dissertation supervisor who will support you in writing a research proposal, carrying out your project and writing the dissertation.

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