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NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 30
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the processes involved in researching, planning, and executing a Masters-level dissertation
2. Consider a variety of methodological options and apply the most appropriate approach for the topic being researched
3. Demonstrate independent and critical thinking and analysis by synthesising the diversity of knowledge, understanding, and skills developed in the taught elements of the programme
4. Plan and produce a substantial and coherent piece of individual academic research with a persuasive and coherent argument that responds to the research question
5. Write a dissertation that fully adheres to the highest research ethical standards of Dublin City University and Business School

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture714Students will complete a literature reivew, research methods, and empirical investigation and write their dissertations during this time
Seminars36Students will attend 6x6 hour seminars
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

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Reassessment Requirement
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
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