Module Catalogues

Dissertation

Module Title Dissertation
Module Level Level 4
Module Credits 20.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

The aim of this module is for students to engage in a substantial, self-directed research project culminating in an extended piece of written work. As communication and media studies is a vast field, the dissertation may include topics such as new media, print media, legacy media, advertising or similar. The module will academically support students in creating their thesis and appropriately focusing its contents.

Learning outcomes

A Engage in field research or other research activities related to their thesis
B Master relevant theoretical concepts related to their thesis
C Display advanced critical engagement with the processes of their thesis development
D Apply theories studied in creating a unique and innovative thesis
E Sythesise material from previous study and produce a cogent work based on this synthesis

Method of teaching and learning

Seminars discussing broader aspects thesis writing; Supervised study and research activities, tutorial support during the writing of the thesis.