Pre-requisites: EDU202, SMI201, SMI202

EDU202 for EDU students / SMI201 OR SMI202 for SMI students.

Aims/Description: The aim of the dissertation is to enable students to advance their knowledge of education and childhood studies by pursuing an independent research project on a relevant chosen topic. Students completing the dissertation will have examined a subject in substantial depth, shown evidence of an ability to undertake sustained critical analysis, developed and improved their research skills, and produced a long piece of written work that demonstrates a detailed and sophisticated understanding of a particular area of relevance to the BA (Hons) Education, Culture and Childhood. Students will study a disseration of their choice that relates to their programme and staff expertise.

Restrictions on availability: The module is restricted to students registered on the BA Education, Culture and Childhood.

Staff Contact: PAYNE MARK I
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Project work

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