module specification

GI6P01 - Project 1 Year (2024/25)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2024/25
Module title Project 1 Year
Module level Honours (06)
Credit rating for module 30
School School of Social Sciences and Professions
Total study hours 300
10 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
145 hours Guided independent study
145 hours Assessment Preparation / Delivery
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Dissertation 100%   Dissertation (10,000 words)
Running in 2024/25

(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Year North Monday Afternoon

Module summary

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.

Learning outcomes

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.