Module code: GY3250
Module co-ordinator: Dr Mick Whelan 

In this module you will conduct independent research based on the dissertation proposal that you designed in Year 2. You will be supervised by a member of staff who will guide you through the process of data analysis, writing and dissertation presentation. At the end of this module you will give a presentation on your dissertation work, which will continue through to middle of Semester 2.

Your dissertation will normally require at least seven days of field work.


  • 10 hours project supervision
  • 290 hours guided independent study


  • Dissertation (100%)