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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Dissertation
Module Code LC580
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Fiona Murphy
Semester 2: Fiona Murphy
Autumn: Fiona Murphy
Module TeachersAgnes Maillot
Fiona Murphy
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 25
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only
Resubmit dissertation

The purpose of this module is to enable students to undertake independent research and present findings in a coherent way. Students will present an MA dissertation according to the highest standards of academic writing.

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify an original topic in the field of Refugee Studies
2. Present a relevant theoretical framework
3. Select and apply a specific methodology to the subject of their research
4. Construct an interpretation of selected material by way of analysis
5. Develop a sustained argument cognently and coherently in written form
6. Demonstrate appropriate bibliographic skills

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Assignment Completion200Writing the thesis
Independent Study250Preparatory research
Total Workload: 450

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Extended Essay / DissertationMA Dissertation100%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 2
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    MARIMA in Refugee Integration

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