Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3106: Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Aims

This project aims to allow you to acquire knowledge of a particular subject, to benefit from one-to-one tuition from a specialist in the field, and to develop their research skills. These include the ability to collate, assess, analyse and order material from relevant types of sources, and the ability to communicate ideas, arguments and findings in academic prose.

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. Acquire knowledge of the issues which form the subject matter of the dissertation
Discipline-Specific Skills2. Acquire knowledge of relevant literature in the field.
3. Collate, analyse and assess material from a range of sources, including primary sources (where relevant).
4. Understand and use relevant terminology, and to handle different approaches in the field.
Personal and Key Skills5. Develop the capacity to work independently and to organise your own time to produce a substantial piece of research to a deadline.
6. Collate and critique material to produce a coherent, well-planned, well-presented and well-argued piece of academic research.