M3012 Introduction to Dissertation Writing
M3012 Introduction to Dissertation Writing

Unit Introduction

  • Module: Academic
  • Unit Code: M3012
  • Developed by: Iain Carson
  • Level: Level 4

Learning Outcome

After learning this unit, you will be able to:

  • Understand the essential details of dissertations
  • Understand dissertation structure
  • Understand the full process involved in writing a dissertation

Unit Tasks

  • Read each lesson study guide;
  • Watch the lesson videos
  • Complete assignment 1
  • Complete assignment 2
  • Complete the quiz test


In this unit, each lesson offers 100 credits, including:

  • 25 credits for Lesson videos
  • 25 credits for Assignment 1
  • 25 credits for Assignment 2
  • 25 credits for the Quiz


Assessment on watching lesson videos is based on the viewing duration. For example, when taking a video lesson lasts 10 minutes, students will get their credit by reaching the following minimum viewing duration.

Credit Viewing duration (min)
25 60
20 40
15 20
0 ≦19


Assignment comes in many shapes and forms,including cloze, multiple choice questions, and true/false questions. Each test equals 5 credits and allows a maximum of 3 answering attempts before offering students a final score. The following table displays how each test is assessed.

Credit Assessment Criteria
5 First attempt is correct
4 Second attempt is correct
3 Third attempt is correct
2.4 Third attempt is wrong


A quiz test includes a total of 10 multiple choice questions. Before seeing their final score, students have to submit the test. The following table displays how a multiple choice question is assessed.

Credit Assessment Criteria
2.5 Make a correct choice
0 Make an incorrect choice