Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ERPM004: Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

The aim of the Dissertation module is to provide you with an opportunity to: engage in practical research work; design a project that is meaningful in relation to your own research interests; and further hone your research skills with the aid of a skilled supervisor.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate a deep understanding of your chosen area of investigation based on a wide reading of relevant literature in the area;
2. develop a research plan based on that reading;
Discipline-Specific Skills3. critically reflect on your own research in order to evaluate it;
4. design and/or carry out an independent investigation - analyse and disseminate results;
Personal and Key Skills5. work independently and collaboratively;
6. problem solve - to think logically, laterally, strategically, analyzing and evaluating;
7. select, organise, critically analyse and synthesise material;
8. communicate and present ideas when writing and speaking and to listen effectively and persuade rationally;
9. demonstrate skills in self-management - in particular the management of time, tasks and evaluation of own learning;
10. handle date effectively; and
11. use ICT effectively - the use of electronic data bases in the library, email, word processing, the internet.