Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM082: Dissertation

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

Module Aims

This module aims to allow you to build upon the methodological and field-specific foundations covered in your Independent Research module and other core and option modules. You will be expected to develop and demonstrate in your dissertation a mastery of relevant secondary sources; 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 your specific field; and to demonstrate your 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.

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 expert in-depth knowledge of a specialised subject area;
2. Collate and analyse subject-specific information from a range of appropriate sources;
3. Communicate complex information and ideas effectively in writing;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Present your research results in an appropriate form, respecting the appropriate norms and procedures of your respective field(s);
5. Demonstrate advanced analytical capacities and the ability to synthesize and present thoughtful and persuasive arguments relating to the discipline;
Personal and Key Skills6. Identify, analyse and creatively approach issues in a systematic, detailed and accurate manner;
7. Structure and present effective, extended arguments and interpretations about complex topics; and
8. Relate your independent research to a wider range of methodological issues and approaches.