POL42310 Thesis

Academic Year 2023/2024

This is an end of term thesis that students must submit as part of their Master program.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Research design
Independent research
Methodological awareness
Data familiarity
Independent thinking

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Project Supervision




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students are expected to attend the year long research design module, which includes interactive seminars on the step-by-step process of designing and implementing an independent research project in the social and political sciences.

Students must design and implement the thesis in the third semester, with support from their primary supervisor. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Assignment: End of term thesis. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

This is a written research thesis. Students are allocated a primary and secondary supervisor. The primary supervisor will provide feedback to students initially on how to design the project, and if the student submits a draft in time, feedback on the draft.