This module will be delivered via:
- Supervisory meetings.
- Independent study.
The Final Year Research Project is an independent, self-directed project which builds on earlier modules, in particular on research methods and skills. Lectures and meetings with your supervisor will provide guidance on the work process as well as the structure and format of the coursework assignments. Key information on the module and assignments will be made available on Moodle.
The module leader will also periodically email further guidance and reminders. Your supervisor is your primary contact and support during the process. Be sure to seek their advice during official meetings as well as academic support hours during term time. You, however, are ultimately responsible for the scheduling, development and completion of the project. To reiterate, this is an independent, self-directed project.
The module consists of four lectures, two in the Autumn Term and two in the Spring Term. The Autumn Term lectures introduce the module and provide an overview of the research process. The Spring Term lecture includes, in particular, detailed advice on the structure and sections of the dissertation.
There will be altogether four supervisory meetings, two in each term. The Autumn Term supervisory sessions will be group meetings relating to the processes of conducting and completing the Final Year Project. The two spring term supervisory sessions will be individual, comprising of 30 minutes each with your supervisor. Your supervisor will also read and comment on one draft of the final dissertation.
Typically, meetings would be arranged for the following milestones:
- Group meeting to discuss your topic and the development of your emerging research proposal.
- Group meeting to discuss operationalising your proposal, and in particular looking ahead to your data collection and analysis activity.
- Individual meeting to discuss progress with data analysis and the writing process.
- Individual meeting to discuss the draft.