Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3040: Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Aims

To equip you with a detailed knowledge of one particular subject within politics. To develop your capacity to organise your own research time. To allow you to benefit from one-to-one tuition from an established lecturer.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Devise your own research project, the terms of which must be approved by an established full-time lecturer
Discipline-Specific Skills2. Analyse a subject in the field of politics in great detail
3. Engage in primary research of political material
4. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the appropriate literatures
5. Demonstrate a high standard of presentation and writing skills
Personal and Key Skills6. Organise your own time over the two terms.
7. Manage and plan work time over a lengthy period