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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Dissertation
Module Code LG5047
School School of Law & Government
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: John Quinn
Semester 2: John Quinn
Autumn: John Quinn
Module TeachersJohn Quinn
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 30
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

The aim of the dissertation is to develop and refine the student's legal research and academic writing skills. The student is required to complete an independent piece of research on a substantive topic of interest within privacy law. Students must present their findings in a written dissertation, up to a maximum of 15000-20000 words (inclusive of all aspects). The task will involve critical engagement by the student with specific legal issues; the establishment by the student of a research question; the use of relevant and coherent methodologies etc. There will also be input from staff from both the School of Law and Government and the School of Computing.

Learning Outcomes

1. Conduct highly independent study and research.
2. Complete a substantial structured piece of writing that develops a clear argument in response to a specific legal question/proposal.
3. Utilise and apply doctrinal legal research skills to a specific legal question.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Independent Study750Independent research and writing
Total Workload: 750

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 / Dissertationn/a100%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
    MDPPLCMA in Data Protection and Privacy: Law

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