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Welcome to the dissertation module


The aim of this module is to enable students to engage in research through the critical analysis and synthesis of theoretical perspectives and practical experiences. It provides students with an opportunity to make a distinctive contribution to knowledge and understanding in the fields of career development, career coaching, coaching and/or work-related learning. It is designed to develop our work as research-based professions.

Types of dissertation module
Depending on your course and choices, you will be enrolled on either CE941 (a 15000 word dissertation module in CEIGHE, CDCS, MSWE & Coaching programmes) or CE942 (a 25000 word dissertation module in the CEIGHE & CDCS programmes only). Noting that CEIGHE and CDCS students have a choice of dissertation module depending on the number of 20 credit modules taken. The materials and guidance contained here are designed for all dissertation students.

Saying hello in the forum
The forum is used thoughout the module to facilitate communication. It is our space and only module registrants and staff can see our posts. As a first step, you are asked to introduce yourself in the module forum. As a distance-learning module, it is helpful if other people can see who is studying. Please do this now by locating the thread entitled Introductions for all new module participants.

You will receive one-to-one support from your Supervisor throughout your dissertation. You will find out more about this in later sections. It is your responsbility to arange this and produce written work in good time for these discussions. As a rough guide, you should initially aim to have around one supervision per month. You can then agree preferred ways of working as the dissertation progresses.
Module home page
The module home page acts as an anchor and can be used as a base for navigating around the module. The sections within it are designed to be used in the order shown.

We hope that you find the module relevant, stimulating, and above all enjoyable!

Best wishes


Phil & Gill