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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Dissertation 2 - Research Project Delivery
Module Code CM30170
School School of Communications
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Roderick Flynn
Semester 2: Roderick Flynn
Autumn: Roderick Flynn
Module TeachersRoderick Flynn
Jim Rogers
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 15
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module prepares students to apply the skills and knowledge learned in CM3009 Dissertation 1 – Research Methods for Communications & Media Studies by overseeing completion of an independent academic project. Students implement the proposal they developed in Semester 1 and report each week on their progress before submitting the final project of 10,000 words in length.

Learning Outcomes

1. Apply the knowledge acquired over the duration of the BA programme to implement a research project proposal
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the literature relevant to the research topic
3. Apply a specific research methodology, as appropriate to the research topic
4. Present and discuss updates in the weekly workshop in an effective manner outlined by mentor
5. Benefit from feedback from the mentor and peers of work in progress
6. Discern the ethical issues involved in the project and act accordingly
7. Conduct a significant piece of independent written research

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture8Lectures on research ethics; and later in the module format, layout, presentation
Workshop14Weekly workshop sessions with module tutor
Independent Study43Reading and research
Assignment Completion60Researching and writing up project
Total Workload: 125

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 / DissertationWritten research project100%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 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    CSBA in Communication Studies

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