You must already hold one of the following postgraduate diplomas before you take this module to complete your MSc:
Note: in the case of the MSc in Advanced Networking, MSc in Computing, MSc in Environmental Decision Making, MSc in Environmental Management, MSc in Systems Thinking in Practice and the MSc in Technology Management there are two routes to your MSc. If you prefer a more research-oriented MSc, you should consider taking the 12-month, 60-credit Research project (T802). (For the MSc in Computing there are specific requirements for the research topic that you choose; guidance on this is available on the module website.)
Both project modules offer a rigorous approach to solving complex real world problems and enable you to gain essential skills for undertaking research in your own organisation or wider contexts. T847’s study is of reduced scope in comparison with T802, with the necessary constraints this implies, but does provide the flexibility to complete your qualification with a further 30-credit module. T802’s longer study allows more depth and develops your academic research skills further.
You need to consider whether the expectations you have for what you can gain from this module are reasonable or whether it would be more appropriate for you to take the longer research module, T802. For example, the time constraints and assessment requirements of T847 mean that it is not possible to undertake a lengthy period of field research and highly unlikely that you will not have the time to delve deeply into the design and application of research methods, or produce a fully developed, publication ready, research report.
If you are studying towards more than one masters degree, you will need to complete a separate project for each qualification.
If you have any doubt about the suitability of this module, please speak to an adviser.
It is highly recommended that you spend time before the module start date thinking through ideas for your research and – very importantly – investigating the practicalities of pursuing a particular line of investigation and enquiry. As this module is only six months in duration there is very little leeway for changes of topic or for correcting errors in research design once the module has started.