Aims of the Module
To teach the skills of academic research through the production of a significant dissertation.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion, you will be able to:
1. Provide a systematic, detailed, and coherent understanding of an area of research approved by a supervising tutor
2. Deploy accurately established techniques of independent research, including use of scholarly reviews and primary resources
3. Devise and sustain a critical argument
4. Show an awareness of the uncertainty, ambiguity, and limits of knowledge relating to the subject of research
5. Demonstrate a clear and working understanding of the process of academic research culminating in the production of a significant piece of academic work
Indicative Module Content
The module content will depend on the subject matter chosen in consultation with the appointed advisor and agreed by the director of the programme. The thesis will include a statement of the issue studied, a literature review, critical discussion, and an integrative conclusion. Under certain conditions, primary research will be allowed.
Qualitative research involving human participants may be an appropriate part of the dissertation. Such research will be agreed in consultation with the dissertation supervisor, will utilise an appropriate methodology and will require approval by the BBC Ethics Committee.
Dissertation 10,000 words 100%