Module Details

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Title Dissertation
Code SOCI525
Coordinator Dr L Moosavi
Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2023-24 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 120


To apply and develop methodological and theoretical skills
To generate a research question or problem
To design research and choose appropriate methods
To collect and analyse data
To write a final research report/dissertation

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) The ability to work independently

(LO2) To integrate a combination of empirical and/or theoretical skills in the production of a unique 'study'

(LO3) To investigate a problem in an independent manner

(LO4) To manage the production of a sustained piece of empirical research

(LO5) Demonstrate an ability to gather information from appropriate sources and /or conduct original empirical research

(LO6) The ability to evaluate, describe and apply knowledge to their chosen topic

(S1) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice

(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

(S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills

(S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

(S5) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

(S6) Time and project management - Project planning

(S7) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

(S8) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation



Students will meet with their supervisors on a regular basis.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Supervision
Description: Up to 12 one to one sessions with the supervisor
Attendance Recorded: No
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours (time spent away from the timetabled sessions but directed by the teaching staff): Each student is assigned a supervisor who provides general guidance on the progress of the student dissertation. This includes advising on the selection of the topic and its parameters, the structure of the dissertation and commenting on draft work.

mixed, hybrid delivery, with social distancing on campus,

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours           12

Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 1188


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
Assessment 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Whole session    100       

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