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EQ910 - Dissertation in Religions, Society and Education

  • Module code: EQ910
  • Module name: Dissertation in Religions, Society and Education
  • Department: Centre for Education Studies
  • Credit: 60

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module provides an opportunity to undertake a dissertation at Masters level and therefore: 1) To provide students with an opportunity to undertake research in an area proposed by the student and agreed by the supervisor; 2) To enable students to critically select and apply appropriate methods and tools available for and appropriate to the development of their research; 3) To develop and extend students’ practical experience of the research process.

Principal learning outcomes

At the end of this module, students should be able to: 1) Undertake a comprehensive, systematic and critical evaluation both of the research topic and of a body of knowledge in a research topic associated with the field Religions, Society and Education; 2) Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the research methods and the ability to apply, appropriately and systematically, these to the detailed and comprehensive study of a research topic in the area of Religions, Society and Education; 3) Undertake an independent and original contribution to the body of knowledge in the area of Religions, Society and Education; 4) Evidence the capability to undertake extended research with supervision at level 7. 5) Critically relate research, theory and practice in a creative and reflective way, according to professional/vocational context where appropriate.

Timetabled teaching activities

After a preliminary meetings at the end of the supervised research modules students will prepare a 1000 word proposal. This should identify the focus of the research, the questions the dissertation will set out to explore and the methodologies to be used in the research as well as a rationale for why the topic is worthy of investigation. The dissertation proposal will be agreed and supervisors allocated. Students will then work independently on the Dissertation supported by supervisory comment and feedback, verbal and written, on drafts of dissertation chapters during the supervision process. In addition, students continue to be supported through the residential and/or seminar blocks, depending on the mode of pathway (full-time or part-time) and pathway followed.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
60 CATS (Module code: EQ910-60)
A (Assessed work only) Dissertation (20,000 words) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Religions, Society and Education (X3R3) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Religions, Society and Education (Christian Education) (X3R3) - Year 1