20 Credits ACADEMIC YEAR



Aims/Description: In this unit, you undertake a small-scale piece of independent research relevant to your degree programme. You are expected to formulate your own research topic, define a research question, formulate a research strategy to identify relevant resources, engage with these resources, and write a well-structured extended essay together with reflective commentary. One-to-one tutorial support is provided by a supervisor, whose role is to provide guidance and constructive, formative feedback. The module prepares you for further independent study and your dissertation, although, to avoid self-plagiarism, you are not permitted to choose the same topic for this module and your dissertation.

Staff Contact: Simon Stewart
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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