Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM082: Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level30
Credits60 ECTS Value30
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Christina Phillips (Convenor)


ARA3196 Independent Research



Available via distance learning


This module is an independent research project resulting in a substantive paper that involves original collection or treatment of data and/or results. The module is designed to enable students to produce a paper of publishable quality. The MArabic dissertation, like a doctoral one, involves original research and exemplifies an original contribution to scholarship. Elements of the dissertation can include a comprehensive review and analysis of relevant literature, a research study design, the collection and analysis of data, and discussion of results, a synthesis and application of the literature on a topic, and/or the critical evaluation of empirical studies on the topic. The module involves mainly independent research done by the student and supervision and advice given by the dissertation supervisor.

Pre-requisite: ARA3196 Independent Research

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