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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Dissertation
Module Code LG353
School School of Law & Government
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Brenda Daly
Semester 2: Brenda Daly
Autumn: Brenda Daly
Module TeachersBrenda Daly
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module aims at building students' ability to work independently by requiring them to complete a 10,000 word dissertation on the topic of their choice (under the supervision of a member of staff with the requisite subject-specific knowledge).

Learning Outcomes

1. Recognise a range of legal research methods and approaches
2. Construct a research issue to investigate and a research plan
3. Relate an appropriate method to a research question
4. Complete a research project successfully under the guidance of a supervisor

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Supervisor meetings/feedback
Assignment Completion226Researching/writing dissertation
Total Workload: 250

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

The content of this module is led by the student's own research interests.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
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 1
Indicative Reading List

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    Date of Last Revision18-MAY-12

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