Short Title:Dissertation 2
Full Title:Dissertation 2
Module Code:DISS H4013
Credits: 8
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
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 Write a coherent analysis and synthesis of source materials
LO2 Demonstrate an ability to identify and apply appropriate research methodologies
LO3 Demonstrate the linguistic, conceptual and analytical skills necessary to engage in detailed analysis of their chosen theme
LO4 Deliver written work conforming to the style required of academic writing

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment Students are required to complete a written document of 10,000 - 15,000 words 1,2,3,4 100.00 Sem 2 End
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus 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
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Consultation meetings 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Research 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Bertrand, I., and Hughes O., 2018, Media Research Methods: An Introduction, Palgrave [ISBN: 978113755215]
  • Thomas (Tom) R. Lindlof, Bryan C. (Copeland) Taylor 2010, Qualitative Communication Research Methods, Sage Publications, Inc [ISBN: 1412974739]
  • Berger, Asa A., 2015, Media and Communications Research: An Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, Sage
  • Martyn Denscombe 2017, The good research guide: For Small:Scale Social Research Projects, McGraw-Hill Education Maidenhead [ISBN: 9780335220229]
  • David Deacon... [et al.] 2007, Researching communications, Hodder Arnold ; 2007. London, England [ISBN: 0340926996]
  • Jensen, KB 2002, Handbook of Media and Communications Research, Routledge
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 8 Mandatory