Aims/Description: The dissertation-with-placement module combines an independent research project with experience of working (in-person or virtually) with a development related organisation.  Students are required to make a detailed analysis of an issue, topic or problem agreed with their host organisation, develop a research proposal, carry out research while on placement, and produce both a Masters dissertation and a shorter consultancy-style report based on their dissertation findings. The dissertation is supported by lectures and one-to-one supervision. The module provides valuable experience of real-world development policy and practice, as well as fostering independent research skills.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students on Geography International Development programmes

Staff Contact: KUMAR ANKIT
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Fieldwork, Placements, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Project work

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