Module Details

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Title DISSERTATION
Code IRIS550
Coordinator Dr NP Carson
Institute of Irish Studies
Niall.Carson@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 60

Aims

To introduce students to a higher level of research and writing through a self-designed and self-driven research topic; To teach students a high degree of independence as researchers and prepare them for further postgraduate research; To enable students to hone the writing skills (including referencing and bibliography formation) required of a researcher.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) To equip students for the design and delivery of a major research project.

(LO2) To provide students with the reading and writing skills appropriate to this project.

(LO3) To encourage students to develop their own opinions, through positive engagement with the primary and secondary literature.

(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

(S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis


Syllabus

 

The content will be determined in consultation with the supervisor.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Tutorial
Description: Detailed arrangements for dissertations are discussed in individual tutorials towards the end of the second semester.
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours     6

      6
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 594
TOTAL HOURS 600

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) :Summer  15000 words    100       

Recommended Texts

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