Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3040: Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:


Halperin, S., and Heath, O. (2012) Political research: methods and practical skills. Oxford: OUP

Harrison, L. (2013) Political research: an introduction. Abindon, Routledge.

Higgins, R. (1996). Approaches to research: a handbook for those writing a dissertation. London: Jessica Kinglsey Publishers.

Preece, R.A. (1994). Starting research: an introduction to academic research and dissertation writing. London: Pinter.

Silbergh, D.  Doing dissertations in politics: a student guide. Psychology Press, 2001.

Smith, K., Todd M., and Waldman J. (2009) Doing your undergraduate social science dissertation. Abindon, Routledge

Swetnam, D. (2000). Writing your dissertation. Oxford: OUP.