Research Design and Communication

Module code: MS7024
Module coordinator: Dr Jessica Bain

In this module you will develop your research design and communication skills ready for your dissertation. The module is organised around lectures and seminars, and a diverse range of assignments which will help you to develop your practical research design skills.

Topics covered

  • Formulating research questions
  • Literature review
  • Selecting and designing methodologies
  • Using online sources
  • Interpreting and communicating research findings


  • 11 hours of lectures
  • 11 hours of seminars
  • 2 hours of practical classes
  • 1 hour of tutorials
  • 125 hours of guided independent study


  • Portfolio, 1,700 words (50%)
  • Dissertation proposal, 1,500 words (50%)