- A thesis of 15,000 words on an approved topic (90%), due early November. The thesis will be assessed by two examiners chosen from the Board of Examiners (Program Convener, Research Curriculum Coordinator and 1-3 examiners with appropriate expertise), and a mark awarded.
- In order to pass the dissertation students will be required to undertake and pass a 15-minute Viva (hurdle requirement).
- A 15-minute presentation on the findings of the study (5%), held at the end of the second semester, which will be assessed by two members of the Board of Examiners
- The primary supervisor will assign a mark for the thesis (5%) using a standard format to assess development of the student's reasoning, analytical, organisational and written skills.