Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM027: MA Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits60 ECTS Value30
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

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Completion of intensive Methodology course and core courses in student's MA field


Completion of electives in student's MA field

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This module allows you to pursue your individual research project within your chosen field, building on the methodological and field-specific foundations covered in your 1st semester intensive methodology and core courses and continuing in your 2nd semester MA coursework. You will be expected to develop and demonstrate in your dissertation a mastery of relevant secondary sources in your field; to relate the appropriate standard methodological approaches and theoretical issues to your specific area of research; to demonstrate the originality and relevance of your research to wider issues related to their specific field; and to demonstrate a familiarity with the accepted requirements and standards for presentation of research in your chosen field. In addition, the dissertation will allow you to develop the broader learning outcomes specified below.

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