Dissertation Project

Key information

Level: 7

Credits: 45

Mode of delivery: Taught

Learner Hours: Scheduled Hours - 22, Independent Hours - 428

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 40


  • 30/01/2023
  • 26/09/2022

Fees and Funding


The price quoted above is per 45 credits and relates to students assessed as UK/home self-funded for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU Overseas/Overseas. Fees status will normally stay with the student for the remainder of their course. Here you can find further details along with, costs and when your fees need to be paid. You may be able to obtain a Post Graduate student loan, for which you must sign up for the whole MSc programme and not just individual modules or a Post Graduate Diploma, further details can be found at Gov.uk Master’s Loan

Course Overview

The aims of this module are to enable students to complete a substantial piece of work which demands the use of appropriate and systematic methods of inquiry and skills to critically analyse and evaluate current practice.  Students will develop in depth insights that are of demonstrable value in their chosen field.

Students will normally carry out the dissertation project at the end of their programme.

This module can only be studied as part of a programme, so cannot be taken as a standalone module


The assessment for this module will be:

  • Coursework 100% - Assignment (10,000 words)

A substantial piece of written work that will be a report on ONE of the following- 

A) A primary or secondary research project 

B) An innovation in practice 

C) An analysis of policy or practice

D) An audit of practice

For further assessment details please contact the Course Lead.