Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SSIM907: Policy Analytics: Dissertation or Research Consultancy Project

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

1. Research project skills workshops – two sessions to prepare students. 
2. At least four supervision meetings: one to discuss the research project plan, followed by three meetings to give academic guidance including specific feedback on draft work.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities42 x 2 hour research project skills workshops
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities24 x 30 minute supervision sessions
Guided Independent Study594A variety of private study tasks directed by module leader. These tasks may include (with an indicative number of hours): • Reading (170 hours) • Preparing project proposal (24 hours) • Collecting and analyzing data (200 hours) • Writing and editing the dissertation (200 hours)

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).