Aims/Description: This unit provides opportunity for supervised research in collaboration with an external body on an agreed topic in international social change and policy. Students are expected to identify, contact, and establish a learning agreement with an external organisation themselves, though the unit convenor and careers service will offer support. Students are also required to design, organise, and execute a research plan which will be developed with their dissertation supervisor. This module requires students to take a high degree of responsibility for the learning process and to manage their own learning, reflect on it critically, and seek and use constructive feedback.

Restrictions on availability: This unit is restricted to students on the MSc International Social Change and Policy who have had a Dissertation with Internship application approved by the unit co-ordinator.

Staff Contact: Maureen Howard
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Placements, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work, Project work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Sociological Studies):

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