Module 8

Module 8, The Thesis Proposal

In this module you will develop a relevant research question in the context of established theoretical positions. You will need to consider alternative rigorous research designs in relation to your research question and understand the ethical issues raised by your research question and design. You will also be required to develop potential adaptations to your research.

Assessment will be via a written thesis proposal of 5000 words and successful completion of University of Leicester online ethical approval form. The proposal will take the form of a portfolio of exercises that you will be asked to undertake. Progression on to the thesis is only possible after successful completion of all eight modules.

The thesis must be written on an appropriate field of study and is 50,000 words long. The thesis will demonstrate your ability to apply appropriate research methodologies and to analyse issues within the field of work, employment and learning. The thesis must contain original work and be of publishable quality. Doctorate theses have to be defended at a viva in the presence of two examiners. Vivas will take place at the University of Leicester.

Please note that module content and option module availability may be subject to change.

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