GI6P01 - Project 1 Year (2023/24)
|Module approved to run in 2023/24
|Project 1 Year
|Credit rating for module
|School of Social Sciences and Professions
|Total study hours
|Running in 2023/24(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)
This module providing an advanced research element for PIR undergraduate courses aims to:
1. Enable you to demonstrate an understanding of a complex body of knowledge, and be able to apply analytical techniques, problem solving and project management skills.
2. Enable you to synthesise skills and knowledge and apply them successfully to complex issues.
3. Provide an opportunity for you to design a research project relevant to your degree.
4. Allow you to utilise research and analytical skills acquired during your programme of studies.
5. Enable you to undertake relevant research and write up findings in dissertation form.
Prior learning requirements
Not available for Study Abroad.
Students will receive guidance in topic selection and research investigation in lectures/workshops, and personal tutorials with their supervisor. There will be a series of Lectures/Workshops the purpose of which will be to provide guidelines on Dissertation Writing, Choosing a Topic, Researching and Presenting Work, Role of the Supervisor; Preparation; Organisation of Materials; Collecting Information; Methodology; Research Proposal; Bibliographies and Referencing; Quotations; Avoiding Plagiarism; Guide to Electronic and Library Resources.
All Learning Outcomes will be covered in the process.
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
The module will be delivered through lectures/workshops and personal supervision. There will be a blended approach to learning so that contact time with academic staff is complemented by a range of on-line resources, particularly delivered by using Weblearn.
In completing the dissertation students are expected to develop skills to enable them to: Select and define a topic of research; Produce a research plan; Display analytical capability; Work on their own under the guidance of a supervisor; Understand how to conduct research at undergraduate honours level - this may involve: Searching for, consulting and organising Primary and Secondary Source Material; Making Notes; Submitting properly referenced work in accordance with academic standards; Discovering the potential and limitations of the Internet; Write up a dissertation that is a coherent academic study.
On successful completion of this module you should be able to:
1. Identify, formulate, analyse and make proposals for solving a problem, making use of complex knowledge and project management skills and effective communication skills.
2. Demonstrate synthesis and application of problem-solving skills.
3. Demonstrate an ability to work independently under the guidance of a supervisor.
4. Understand how to conduct research at an advanced undergraduate level.
5. Demonstrate their ability to undertake relevant research and write up findings in dissertation form.
The final 10000 word dissertation carries 100% of the mark. Through conducting research for the dissertation, students identify, formulate, analyse and make proposals for solving a problem, making use of complex knowledge and project management skills and effective communication skills. They will demonstrate synthesis and application of problem-solving skills. They will demonstrate an ability to work independently under the guidance of a supervisor. They will understand how to conduct research at an advanced undergraduate level. They demonstrate their ability to undertake relevant research and write up findings in dissertation form.
Students have to register their initial research interests in week 2 of the semester of commencement. They finalise their area of research, are allocated a supervisor and provide a 500-word research proposal by week 4, with opportunities for diagnostic formative feedback. They also adhere to a learning agreement with their supervisor to ensure regular meetings.