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Dissertation In Global Health & Social Justice (Module)

Module description


  1. To develop students’ capacity to conduct research through critical and systematic enquiry related to global health and social justice and to develop their skills in research design.
  2. To give students the opportunity to investigate an area of global health and social justice in depth by planning and executing a small-scale independent social research project.
  3. To develop students’ skills in the complexities of formulation of research questions, collection of data and analysis.
  4. To develop students’ critical understanding of the processes entailed in undertaking social research in complex and ethically-contested arenas.
  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 a framework to enable them to critically discuss the framing of research issues by policy and the policy implications of research.

Staff information

Dr Filippa Lentzos

Teaching pattern

  • Workshops
  • Private Study

Module assessment - more information

1 x 1,000 word proposal (10%)
1 x 15,000 - 18,000 word dissertation (90%)

Key information

Module code 7SSHM607

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 60

Semester Full-year

Study abroad module No