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APG4890

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitCommunications and Media Studies
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Dr Daniel Black

Synopsis

Students will be required to engage in a significant work of reading and research, and to write a dissertation of 15000 - 18000 words on a topic of their own choosing, under the supervision of a member of academic staff. Students will be assigned a supervisor and will be required to attend weekly supervisory meetings.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Review a specific body of research in the field of Communications and Media Studies, and demonstrate a command of that literature;
  2. Identify and develop key research questions;
  3. Develop and implement a research project in the field of Communications and Media Studies;
  4. Critically investigate a key issue in Communications and Media Studies;
  5. Critically write up research findings;
  6. Construct a critical argument that is sustained by relevant research;
  7. Construct a cumulative argument that is sustained across a 15 - 18000 word thesis;
  8. Undertake independent research with supervisory consultation.

Assessment

Research Project (15000-18000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Weekly supervisory meetings (a minimum of 1 hour per week) in addition to thesis research and writing

Prohibitions