Module code: CORP 3400
When a student undertakes a dissertation he/she is offered the opportunity to pursue the independent study of a topic of his/her choice. It is a small scale piece of research that can be completed in the amount of time that a student would spend in and out of class on a regular 30 credit module. To a very large extent a student controls the learning process and the time management of the dissertation process, with some supervisor support.
Upon completion of the dissertation a student will be able to:
- Critically review Academic Literature;
- Select and implement a methodological approach;
- Systematically search, sift, collect and evaluate data;
- Write in an analytical and critical way;
- Present convincing, well referenced arguments;
- Produce a well presented document to a deadline.
The dissertation process has two parts. The first part involves the completion of a Literature Review: the second part the completion of the whole dissertation.
A Literature Review requires a student to undertake a critical assessment or critical discussion of relevant published information about a particular topic or subject area.
Contact hours per student per year
- Literature review (2000 words): 20%
- Dissertation (6000-8000 words): 80%