The Dissertation is a compulsory element of the programme.
Module will run
Semester 1 2023-24 to Summer Semester 2023-24
The purpose of the dissertation is to allow students to undertake a substantial piece of independent research on a subject of their own choosing. The dissertation will allow them to apply research and study skills acquired during their 1st and 2nd years and to work with the guidance of one or more members of academic staff.
Module learning outcomes
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
demonstrate a specialist knowledge and understanding of their chosen subject
execute a programme of research, working independently
synthesise and critically evaluate a range of primary and secondary evidence
structure a substantial piece of written work
present a written dissertation to professional standards, including appropriate graphical and text presentation skills
manage their time effectively and complete a substantial piece of independent work to deadline
communicate research findings through a lecture, using PowerPoint
% of module mark
Graduate/Postgraduate Dissertation Dissertation
Special assessment rules
Additional assessment information
Oral and written feedback on drafts will be given to students during supervisorials
Feedback will be sent to students following the Exam Board sign off.