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40 Credits Level 6


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The dissertation is the last module of the BSc in Health and Social Care Practice and is only open to students currently undertaking this degree within the Department.

The dissertation is a major integrated study of 10,000 words, which enables students to address a negotiated topic area within their field of clinical practice. The work must be based on contemporary research and must reflect on current practice. 

The dissertation start with a one-day workshop at the University. Students are required to complete their dissertation project within eight months of attending the workshop.

Follow the link for further details of Dissertation - Level 6 - HEA00073H




The dissertation module is a compulsory part of all part-time Level 6 programmes.

Credits and Cost

Qualification awarded

If you successfully complete this module you will be awarded 40 credit points by the University of York, at Level 6.


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Start Dates and Timetable

The dissertation module starts four times per academic year in May, August, November and February.

You will start your dissertation module by attending a compulsory one-day workshop.

Each workshop starts at 9.30am with a three-hour seminar to discuss specific advice and guidance relating to your dissertation project. After lunch, you will attend a two-hour session with our specialist librarian on how to search for literature and access library resources.

After the workshop you will be expected to complete your dissertation proposal within two months, and your dissertation within a further six months.

Additional tutorial support with your personal supervisor will be available by individual appointment.

Heslington Campus

  • 6th November 2019, 10am-12pm
  • 10th February 2020, 10am-12pm
  • 6th May 2020, 10am-12pm