Short Title:Dissertation 1
Full Title:Dissertation 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:DISS H4014
 
Credits: 4
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Angela Feeney
Module Author:JEAN O HALLORAN
Module Description:The aim of this module is to enable the student to undertake independent research and study into an approved subject area under the guidance of an academic supervisor. This module challenges the student to apply and extend on the theoretical and analytical frameworks addressed through the programme in the study of their particular subject area.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate the linguistic, conceptual and analytical skills necessary to engage in detailed analysis of their chosen theme
LO2 Demonstrate an ability to identify and apply appropriate research methodologies
LO3 Successfully present a brief introduction to dissertation theme, methodologies and proposed structure
LO4 Deliver written work conforming to the style required of academic writing
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Presentation
Student will prepare and deliver a short presentation introducing their proposed research study with reference to theme, indicative reading, chapter breakdown
20.00%
Written Document
Student will research and write the introduction and one chapter of thesis submitted with chapter breakdown of following chapters and bibliography
80.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Students are required to present a brief presentation on the theme of their dissertation indicating relevant literature, theories, key scholars and/or practitioners. The presentation to include reference to proposed methodologies and outline of the overall structure 3 20.00 n/a
Thesis Students are required to submit a portion of their overall thesis in the order of Introduction, one chapter, brief outlines of further chapters and indicative bibliography 1,2,4 80.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Directed Learning Consultation meetings 3.00 Every Second Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Research and writing 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 4.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
This module has no Part Time workload.
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Deacon, David 2007, Researching Communications, Hodder Arnold London [ISBN: 0340926996]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HAVAB_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media 7 Mandatory