Module Details

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Title DISSERTATION SEMESTER 1
Code COMM403
Coordinator Dr RV Southern
Communication and Media
R.Southern@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2019-20 Level 6 FHEQ First Semester 30

Aims

To construct an extended and original research project on an appropriate topic which is clear and realistic in scope and seeks to make a distinct contribution both to your own learning and to debates within your chosen field.

To develop independent research skills.

To develop professional standards for the presentation of research material.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will demonstrate a deep knowledge and understanding of their chosen topic and a critical awareness of the relationship of their own research to other work in the field.

(LO2) Students will identify and apply research methods which are appropriate for their project.

(LO3) Students will apply core theoretical and conceptual approaches in the study of communication and media in order to construct a coherent and sustained argument as appropriate to their research project and method of enquiry.

(LO4) Students will present research information and argument in an appropriate form and to a professional standard, applying recognised academic methods of referencing to bibliographical material.

(S1) Proficient use of electronic resources and tools for research as required by the chosen research project.

(S2) Time management, organisation of work, proficient use of English, referencing.

(S3) Understanding and application of appropriate terminology and analytical criteria.

(S4) Identifying and accessing relevant sources of information and materials.


Syllabus

 

Preparation of 10,000-12,000-word dissertation, aided by supervisory tutorials and a lecture on dissertation structure and design.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: This preliminary lecture, in September, will cover the design and structure of a dissertation
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided

Teaching Method 2 - Tutorial
Description: Meetings with dissertation supervisor
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: This is the approximate number of supervision hours that will be available to students during the preparation of their dissertation.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 1

  6

      7
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 293
TOTAL HOURS 300

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Dissertation There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 1  10,000-12,000 words    100       

Recommended Texts

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