Practice-based Dissertation

Students studying between classesThe practice-based dissertation route places the onus on students to arrange the practical aspect, for example: writing a report for/with an NGO; writing or producing a relevant media piece; or undertaking a piece of relevant research for a political think-tank.

Although the onus is on students to arrange the practical research, there may be scope to formalise opportunities with University partners. For example, some placements may be associated with the global Academics Stand Against Poverty Network, one of whose hubs is at the University. The Law School’s CEPLER may also provide practical legal opportunities for students.

Requirements for the practice-based dissertation 

  • Students must arrange the practical research (the entrepreneurial challenge).
  • Students must write the rationale for the practice-based essay, (4,000 words)
  • A 6,000 word reflexive essay