Short Title:Dissertation 1
Full Title:Dissertation 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:DISS H4014
Credits: 4
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 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

Module Content & Assessment

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 draft Introduction, one chapter, brief outlines of further chapters and indicative bibliography 1,2,4 80.00 n/a
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
Directed Learning Consultation meetings 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Research and writing 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Deacon, David 2007, Researching Communications, Hodder Arnold London [ISBN: 0340926996]
  • Bertrand, I., and Hughes, P., 2018, Media Research Methods: Audiences, Institutions, Texts, 2nd Ed., Palgrave [ISBN: 978113755215]
  • Asa Berger, A., 2015, Media and Communications Research: An Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, Sage
  • Denscombe, M., 2017, The Good Research Guide for Small Scale Social Research Projects, McGraw-Hill Education Maidenhead [ISBN: 978033522686]
  • Lindlof, Thomas R., and Bryan, C Taylor 2010, Qualitative Communication Research Methods, Sage [ISBN: 1412974739]
  • Flick, U., 2002, An Introduction to Qualitative Research, Sage
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Online Resource: Harvard Guide; style guides
  • Online Resource: Resource for Planning and Writing a Thesis, University of Leeds

Module Delivered in

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