CRI-40050 - Masters Dissertation in Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Exploitation
Coordinator: Bela Arora Room: N/A
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Level: Level 7
Credits: 60
Study Hours: 600
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

The module provides students with an opportunity to explore and investigate a specific topic, question or issue of their own choosing, in considerable depth. Students can explore a topic of their own choice or take on a research project proposed by an anti-slavery charity.

An opportunity for students to examine and investigate in considerable depth a specific topic, question or issue relating to modern slavery, human trafficking and exploitation.

Intended Learning Outcomes

formulate original research questions based on a critical evaluation of existing knowledge, current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline.: 1,2
plan, structure and complete a substantial independent research project: 1
work with complex theoretical and substantive issues and make reasonable judgments related to these issues on the basis of limited data: 1,2
critically evaluate and apply existing theoretical and conceptual frameworks relevant to their dissertation topic and question: 1,2
critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship relevant to the field of study
: 1

Study hours

10 hour supervision meetings
3 x 2 hour research skills workshops
1 x 3 hour workshop to share and present updates
20 hours structured engagement with online resources
361 hours: independent study - identification of topic, formulation of research question, research design and methodology, reading and
researching dissertation
200 hours: preparation and writing of dissertation

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Dissertation weighted 85%
15,000 word dissertation
15,000 word dissertation (excluding references)

2: Dissertation Plan weighted 15%
Dissertation plan
1500 word dissertation plan highlighting research overview, rationale, conceptual framework, methods and structure.