This 60 credit dissertation module enables International and full-time students to conduct a systematic review and Home and part-time students to undertake a systematic review or an approved research project, under supervision. It provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and understanding of research methods to a subject relevant to their programme award; and to theory, policy and / or practice.
Level 7 - Master's Degree
Blended learning approach with face to face delivery at Plymouth
APP753 module details (Master's Level)
This module aims to enable the student to demonstrate their ability to design
and undertake a systematic review, or approved research project, report and
present the findings, and learn further about research methodology through the
process. Students will be able to apply
their knowledge and understanding of research methodology and methods gained
throughout the earlier stages of the programme, and thereby develop a deeper
understanding of the application of research to practice.
Applicants must have successfully completed module APP745 - Research Methodology and Application.
At the end of the module the learner will be able to:
- Identify a relevant health or social care topic that requires investigation through research.
- Design a systematic review or research project based on a critical review of relevant subject and research methodology.
- Provide evidence of in-depth knowledge and skills in critical appraisal, data collection, data analysis and synthesis, presentation and interpretation of research findings.
- Critically evaluate and contextualise their research and consider the relevance to theory policy and / or professional practice ensuring that sustainability-related issues are addresses as relevant.
- Present a logically argued and clearly written dissertation.
19 November, 3 December 2020 and 28 January 2021. Student presentations 17, 18 March 2021.
The university is following government guidelines on COVID 19 and there is a possibility that some modules may require online delivery. We will keep you informed of any decisions regarding this.
timeframe is normally from September until the end of August. Students are expected to have made
significant progress with their ethical committee application where relevant
prior to the start of the dissertation process.
Students will primarily work with their dissertation supervisor
throughout the dissertation period. In
addition, workshops provide additional support for the write-up process and
opportunities for peer learning.
Students will also present their work to members of the academic team
and their peers towards the end of the dissertation period.
Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
- application forms
- change of name forms
- pre-course information
- downloadable guides
- student card.
Visit our admissions homepage for full details.
You can contact the Professional Development Unit with any queries
Professional Development Unit, Level 4 Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom.
Monday–Thursday 8:30–17:00 and Friday 8:30–16:30.