Module and Programme Catalogue

Search site

Find information on

2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

IDEA5300M Dissertation

60 creditsClass Size: 30

In light of the effect of COVID-19 and lockdown restrictions on students' learning experiences, the School of PRHS have made the decision to modify assessment in Semester 2 modules in the 2020-21 academic year. Changes may involve reducing the number of assessment points (e.g. assessing one essay rather than two) or reducing word counts where it is possible to do so whilst protecting the integrity of the module's Learning Outcomes. Information on any changes to assessment is available to enrolled students in the Minerva module area, and can also be sought from the module leader or the PRHS SES team.

Module manager: Dr Graham Bex-Priestley

Taught: 1 Nov to 30 Sep View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Any 5 modules from IDEA5240M - IDEA5290M


IDEA5210MIntroduction to Ethics: Reasons, Motivation, Obligations and
IDEA5220MProfessional Issues 1
IDEA5230MAgents and Professional Responsibility

This module is not approved as an Elective


To produce an independent piece of work analysing in detail an aspect of professional or applied ethics.

The work should enable students to exhibit both some awareness of detail of theoretical ethical considerations and to indicate their application to issues in applied and professional ethics, where relevant making use of experience in the workplace and professional life.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should have an ability to:
- understand the critical issues bearing on an aspect of professional or applied ethics in significant depth;
- evaluate critically and in detail some of the main theoretical approaches to a particular issue in professional or applied ethics;
- apply this understanding to the thoughtful development of a significant line of argument regarding an issue in professional or applied ethics, which reflects their own critical engagement with the material studied.


To be developed in consultation with personal supervisor.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours594.00
Total Contact hours6.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)600.00

Private study

Students will complete a dissertation under the guidance of their supervisor.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

1 x 12000 word dissertation. Students will be supervised by a tutor and required to submit draft portions of their project, and submit their project at the end of the academic year.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or Dissertation12,000 word dissertation100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/11/2021 10:24:50


Browse Other Catalogues

Errors, omissions, failed links etc should be notified to the Catalogue Team.PROD

© Copyright Leeds 2019