60 Credits ACADEMIC YEAR



Aims/Description: This unit enables students to undertake an in-depth study on a topic of their own choice, and is guided by one-to-one academic supervision based in their disciplinary area. It aims to enable students to develop and demonstrate skills in the planning, definition and management of a substantial piece of enquiry that will further and deepen knowledge in their chosen specialist field. The independent research project by dissertation will demonstrate skills in the design and conduct of research: this may involve theoretical or policy literature-based analysis, and may additionally involve empirical exploration, either through primary or secondary research, of a relevant topic.

Staff Contact: SWAIN KERRY S
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Project work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Sheffield Methods Institute):

Teaching timetable

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