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This module constitutes the major individual piece of work of the Masters Programme where the student carries out a project involving independent critical research, design and implementation (where applicable).
■ Apply established research methods for independent research. ■ Develop an ability to organise and carry out an extended and independent study of work at postgraduate level. ■ Pursue in-depth studies of professional or academic relevance to the student and an organisation or a company. ■ Extend the knowledge and skills developed in the taught component of the course.
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
■ Select, justify and use effectively the research methods and techniques appropriate for particular cases in order to carry out a literature search and an independent work of research ■ Critically identify the need to position their research in the wider academic or business context and structure the dissertation format to agreed conventions