Component 2
Thesis paper 5,000 words min, 8,000 words max, marked out of 100%
The second assessment is a thesis paper in the style of a publishable, peer-reviewed journal paper of 5,000 to 8,000 words. It must be directly relevant to the students Programme of study and it must set out a coherent academic argument or report. It must be a literature review. Depending on the students field of study, will follow an appropriate method of literature reviewing, which is likely to be a quasi-systematic review or similar. This type of paper will exclusively draw on data from published sources, and it will draw on an established and justified approach to literature searching. Under some circumstances and in agreement with the module lead, students may substitute their literature review with a secondary data analysis or service evaluation. Please discuss this with your module lead, if you wish to pursue that approach.