Module credit value
1. To develop students’ capacity to conduct research through critical and systematic enquiry related to bioethical and social science issues and to develop their skills in research design.
2. To give students the opportunity to investigate an area of bioethics in depth by planning and executing a small-scale independent social research project in line with an empirical ethics approach.
3. To develop students’ skills in the complexities of data collection, representation and analysis.
4. To develop students’ critical understanding of the process and the contested issues entailed in doing social and bioethical research and analysis.
5. To develop students’ ability to critically analyse and synthesise in an extended piece of writing (15,000 words) involving extensive literature review, and critical evaluation of research methods, reporting and interpreting findings.
6. To develop students' research and writing skills so they can fulfil the professional and academic roles expected of students with a Master's education,
7. To provide students with an analytic framework to enable them to critically discuss the policy implications of research.
1 x 2,000 word proposal, (20%)
1 x research proposal presentation (10%)
1 x 15,000 dissertation (70%)