Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3040: Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Dissertation skills sessions are delivered by the module coordinator, in collaboration with other members of academic staff where necessary – supported by the content of the ELE module page. These sessions will cover basics of research design and methodology, key aspects of ethical review and tips on dissertation writing.

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 activity2Supervisor meetings (4x30 minute meetings)
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity6Dissertation skills sessions
Guided independent study292Researching your topic and writing it

Online Resources

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

  • ELE – https://vle.exeter.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1532
  • Project Planner – http://methods.sagepub.com/project-planner
  • Methods Map – http://methods.sagepub.com/methods-map