Students in the first year take the Research Development course, which is assessed continuously via a variety of assignments during its running, and submit two essays of 5,000 words each for the Programme Course by early June. In the second year, students must complete one essay of 5,000 words for each of the two Option Courses, and either an examination or an essay of 5,000 words for the Skills Course by early June.
A research dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words must be submitted to the department by early September of the second year. The exact date of the deadlines will be issued each year.
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