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Archived Version 2019 - 2020

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NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 25
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
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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 suggested word count is circa 12,000 words. The maximum word count is 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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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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