Starting your Dissertation

Module code: CR3017

In preparation for your dissertation, this module will support you when identifying, discussing and addressing ethical issues relating to your specific project. You’ll boost your ability to critically analyse relevant criminological sources for a literature review, while evaluating the theoretical and practical application of data collection tools from primary and secondary sources.

Ultimately, this will provide you the opportunity to reflect on research processes and respond to supervisory feedback.


  • 25 hours of practical classes or workshops
  • 0.5 hour tutorial
  • 3 hours of project supervision
  • 121.5 hours of guided independent study


  • Research portfolio, 2,000 words (100%)