Undergraduate Modules

Work Based Learning Dissertation

This unit aims to provide an opportunity for supervised research on an agreed topic in collaboration with an external body. Students are expected to design, organise and execute a research plan, dealing with a ‘real-world’ issue that has been negotiated with an external organisation. This dissertation will combine academic research and applied research. Academic supervision will be provided by the Department. The project and relationship will be formalised in a learning agreement. Students will meet with their module tutors and peers in three two-hour dissertation interactive lecture-workshops, participate in three two-hour webinars.

Third Year Module
Academic Year
Module Code POL3103


  • 3 hours supervision (1 to 1)
  • 6 hours webinars/on-line tutorials
  • 6 hours lecture/workshops


  • 1000 word research proposal
  • 8000 word dissertation