Aims/Description: The aim of this module is to enable students to develop an understanding of the research process and research skills required to undertake a supervised research project. Students will make a detailed analysis of an issue, topic or problem of their choice and report their findings in an appropriate manner. They will undertake a placement and base their dissertation research within this organisation. This will develop students' vocational as well as research skills giving valuable experience of real-world international development problems with an intercultural focus.

Staff Contact: Sandra Henry
Teaching Methods: The teaching methods aim to give the students the confidence to undertake an original piece of research with support and guidance of supervisors. Seminars will be used to outline what is expected from students. Tutorials/individual sessions with supervisors will help students organise their placements and develop their research questions and proposals ensuring that all proposals comply with ethics requirements.
Assessment: Students undertake a number of formative assessments, culminating in a 1-3000 word research proposal on their research. Overall pass grade on these formative assessments allow students to proceed to the dissertation itself. Students will be assessed summatively for this module through the submission of a 12-16 000 word dissertation including a 3000 word placement portfolio where appropriate.

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