Pre-requisites: POL229

Satisfactory completion of POL229

Aims/Description: This module involves supervised research on an agreed topic. Students will meet with their peers in two general dissertation workshops, five quantitative research methods workshops, undertake individual research, and be assessed on the basis of a 10,000 word dissertation. Students will also undertake three individual supervision sessions with their dissertation supervisor at which objectives will be specified, their achievement monitored and general progress reviewed. Records will kept of these meetings.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students studying dual/single honours degrees in Politics.

Staff Contact: Sarah Moga
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Politics and International Relations):

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