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The dissertation provides you with an opportunity to consider an area of interest in greater depth. It should illustrate your ability to analyse and synthesise relevant literature, present arguments supported by relevant evidence and logical discussion and acknowledge sources of ideas and information. The fundamental requirement for this aspect of your degree is that the work is well planned and presented.
The dissertation should be the product of your own experience, reading and reflection. Although original work is always welcome, you will not be expected to engage in substantial original research. Although we encourage empirical work when appropriate, ‘library based’ dissertations based on your reactions and responses to secondary sources are acceptable at this level.

Module Launch Workshop

Students are required to attend a Launch Workshop prior to starting their Dissertation. The launch is organised in 2 sections: 2 days of required attendance and a day of optional attendance.

Part-Time Students:

There are three options available for part-time students.


Option one: 8th - 10th October (10th OPTIONAL)

Option two: 10th - 12th October (10th OPTIONAL) **currently full**

Option three: 15th - 17th October (17th OPTIONAL)

Full-Time Students:

Dates to be confirmed

To register for any of these dates, please Click Here

Key Facts


Tel: 024 76150453

024 76574799

Module Leader:

Dr Debbie Biggerstaff

Tel: 024 76528206

Dr Lucy Hammond

Tel: 024 76573080

12,000 word report
Poster Presentation

CATS: 60

Code: ME914