This is the final stage module for all students undertaking the flexible provision MSc programme within the faculty, who wish to pursue primary research.
It can be studied over 1 year part time, or 6 months full time.
This module aims to support students in critically utilising knowledge and understanding of the research process to undertake a selected primary research project relevant to a health/ social care setting
The module will commence with an introductory day and a follow on day, revisiting the key elements of the research process and article/ poster preparation. Students will be allocated a supervisor who will advise and guide them through the project including submitting documentation for ethical approval. Students will be expected to direct their own study whilst undertaking a research project using the online resources available.
It will provide the grounding for a career which involves implementing evidence based practice into health / social care services.
This research module is undertaken as part of a named programme award from the SSPRD framework at the Faculty of Health Studies. Entry requirements will therefore vary, dependant on the programme studied.
What you will study
This module is provided as part of this interdisciplinary Framework within the Faculty of Health Studies. The Framework enables students to create an individualised programme of study that will meet either their needs and/or the employers’ needs for a changing diverse workforce within a modern organisation.
The modules and academic awards are presented in areas representing employment practice or work based or clinical disciplines.
Whilst some students can build their own academic awards by choosing their own menu of module options, other students will opt for a named academic award. The Framework also provides the option for students to move from their chosen named award to another award if their job or personal circumstances change and they need to alter the focus of their studies. The majority of named awards also offer students, the option of choosing at least one module, sometimes more, from across the Faculty module catalogue enabling them to shape their award more specifically to their needs.
Fees, finance and scholarships
2021/22: Standard part-time Postgraduate (PG)
- Dissertation Module £2,459
There may be additional costs that you may incur as a student. Though these are not essential to your programme of study you need to be aware of them as a student of the University. A list of the sort of costs you might expect can be found on our fees and finance section.
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
This module will provide the grounding for a career which involves implementing evidence based practice into health and social care services.