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Archived Version 2017 - 2018

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NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 25
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

A Masters dissertation is an original piece of research on a substantive topic of interest in any field of international relations, comparative politics, conflict studies, international organization, political economy, or climate policy and governance. The maximum word count is 12-15,000 words.

Learning Outcomes

1. Produce a lengthy piece of original academic research on the topic of student's choice
2. Develop an in-depth expertise in a particular subject
3. Carry out investigation using one or more research techniques and theoretical approaches
4. Analyze, interpret, and critically evaluate research findings

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Independent Study625Dissertation research and writing
Total Workload: 625

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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TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
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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