Dissertation in Behavioural Science

This information is for the 2015/16 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Paul Dolan OLD.2.38 and Dr Barbara Fasolo NAB.3.15


This course is compulsory on the Executive MSc in Behavioural Science. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

The aim of the dissertation is for students to pursue an independent piece of research within the field of behavioural science. The dissertation is a quantitative or qualitative investigation in the field and can be either a theoretical or empirical piece or research. Students must obtain the approval of their supervisor before embarking on any research.


9 hours of classes in the LT.

Student presentations on dissertation topics in LT. 

Formative coursework

Students will be expected to produce 1 piece of coursework in the LT.

Indicative reading

Relevant reading will be provided by supervisors.


Dissertation (100%, 10000 words) in the MT.

Key facts

Department: Social Policy

Total students 2014/15: Unavailable

Average class size 2014/15: Unavailable

Controlled access 2014/15: Yes

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Leadership
  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Specialist skills