A central aim of the dissertation is to facilitate the development of interdisciplinary skill. The dissertation is an opportunity to do academic work that integrates the approaches taken in your required modules, perhaps also with what you have learnt in your optional modules. You need not feel daunted by this as it not an exercise in showing that you know as much mental health, ethics and law as masters students studying only one of the disciplines. Rather it is about selecting and using aspects of these three disciplines, appropriate to the topic you have chosen.
Your main focus may involve just one or two of the required disciplines. However, the dissertation will be looking for engagement with all three —mental health, ethics and law—and the intersections between them.
Teaching and supervision for the dissertation comes from all 3 of the required module teachers and group workshops are used to develop ideas.
Dr Jillian CraigieAlex Ruck KeeneDr Gareth Owen
Combination of 1:1 supervision, group work and self-directed study.
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Coursework (proposal and dissertation)