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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Practicum - Applied Research
Module Code MG513I
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Peter Robbins
Semester 2: Peter Robbins
Autumn: Peter Robbins
Module TeachersAndrew MacIntyre
Dermot Duff
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 20
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This practicum / dissertation is a capstone module, designed to afford students on the MScI&I the opportunity to take a deep dive into a topic area in the sphere of food, beverages and horticulture. It allows them to exercise their creative curiosity and their analytic and writing skills in a focused and practical manner. It further allows them to draw on the experience they've gained in the industry alongside the academic skills and frameworks from their MSc to analyse a real-life issue, problem or opportunity. This is an individual dissertation of 20,000 words that allows each student create a meaningful piece of primary research to complement the theoretical materials covered in prior modules on their programme.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a sound grasp of the theoretical principles affecting a defined area of a domain of knowledge.
2. Perform high quality primary research to explore further specific aspects of a problem
3. Apply the appropriate qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies to a primary research project
4. Analyse primary data and be able to draw appropriate conclusions based on that data.
5. Demonstrate a capacity for original thought, logical argument and the ability to discuss themes objectively and rigorously
6. Appropriately reference all materials cited, using the Harvard Business School style.
7. Apply appropriate qualitative or quantitative research methodologies to a primary research project.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

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

Succeeding with your dissertation, a step-by-step handbook. John Biggaam - McGraw Hill

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
ProjectStudents will be required to submit a research proposal of ~3000 words and upon approval of the proposal, a supervisor will be allocated. By March 31st, Students will be required to submit the 20,000 word dissertation.100%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

  • 0: Succeeding with your dissertation, a step-by-step handbook. John Biggaam - McGraw Hill,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
MSIIMSc in Management (Insights & Innovation

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