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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

TRAN5925M Transport Dissertation Part Time

60 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Angelica Salas jones

Taught: 1 Jan to 31 Dec (24mth), 1 Sep to 31 Aug (24mth) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Module replaces

TRAN5911M for Part Time Students

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

The Transport Dissertation module provides students the opportunity to apply the academic and research skills gained through their programme to complete an independent research project. It enables students to gain in-depth knowledge of an area of interest within their programme and contribute to academic research within the subject area. Students will be required to undertake a dissertation cognate to their degree programme.


The aim of the module is to give students the opportunity to develop and apply research and/or design skills in a specialist topic within the transport discipline.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject: 

LO1: Demonstrate understanding of existing literature and produce a literature review relevant to a chosen area of study 

LO2: Identify and formulate research question derived from the literature review.  

LO3: Justify chosen methodology for the study 

LO4: Collect qualitative/quantitative data, through fieldwork or from public data sources, where appropriate.  

LO5: Analyse primary/secondary data, or design an appropriate solution, where appropriate.  

LO6: Critically assess the findings and draw conclusion on relevance to a subject area.  

LO7: Produce a report that outlines the whole research cycle. 

LO8:  Present the research to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Skills learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes: 

9. Apply suitable research methods 

10.Conduct literature review searches from academic sources.   

11. Effective communication of ideas and concepts, both written and verbal.   

12. Time management and organisation skills.  

13. Analysis of qualitative/quantitative datasets (subject specific) 

 14. Digital and analytical skills related to producing poster and presentation 

15.  Digital and analytical skills related to use of software for analysing or evaluating a solution (subject specific)


Details of the syllabus will be provided on the Minerva organisation (or equivalent) for the module

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours585.00
Total Contact hours15.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)600.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Interim Report: this report is the project inception. Feedback is provided by the supervision team.  

- Poster presentation: feedback provided by the supervision team and peers.  

- Oral Examination: feedback provided by the main supervisor and the session moderator. 

- Individual supervision: feedback provided in meetings and in detail on one chapter and overview on another chapter.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

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

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 10/04/2024


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