You need to successfully complete the Research Methods in Humanitarian Affairs Module to complete this Module.
Module will run
Spring Term 2020-21
The dissertation module will allow the students to design, implement and finalise their own research project with a final research report. This module aims to encourage students to conduct their dissertation research on a subject matter or research question that is stimulating to them as well as to the field of contemporary humanitarian affairs. An appropriate tutor will supervise the dissertation and the student will receive support throughout the research period.
Module learning outcomes
Students will develop strategies to conduct an independent research project within humanitarian contexts.
Students will design, implement, manage and evaluate an independent research project.
Students will link research into policy and practice in real world humanitarian contexts.
Students will have effective working knowledge of the humanitarian system and approaches for improving the impact of humanitarian programmes.
Academic and graduate skills
Students will understand the ethical challenges in conducting field research.
Students will identify different research methods and skills to conduct an effective research project.
Students will learn to gather information, analyse and present research findings.
Lead on the management of complex projects and challenges in the area of protection, food and nutrition, shelter, health and WASH.
This module will provide the opportunity to students to conduct an independent research project in an area that interests them - academically, professionally and practically.
% of module mark
Graduate/Postgraduate Dissertation 12000 word dissertation
Special assessment rules
Written feedback will be provided on the standard proforma within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.
Babbie, E. and Benaquisto, L. (2002). Fundamentals of Social Research. Toronto, Nelson.
Kothari, C.R., (2004), Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques, (2nd Revised Edition). New Delhi, New Age Publications.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to courses
The 2020/21 academic year will start in September. We aim to deliver as much face-to-face teaching as we can, supported by high quality online alternatives where we must.
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