Module Information

Module Identifier
DS30620
Module Title
Dissertation
Academic Year
2015/2016
Co-ordinator
Semester
Distance Learning
External Examiners
  • Ms Jacqueline P Urwin (College Librarian - Durham University)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Instead of writing the dissertation a practical project can be undertaken as follows: (eg development of a piece of software) comprising a written report of c.5,000 words and Practical Element  Project Work: 
Semester Assessment Dissertation of 7500 - 10000 words  100%

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module students should be able to:

  • select a suitable topic in LIS for research;
  • carry out a literature search and review of that topic;
  • devise appropriate research methodologies for that topic;
  • produce a dissertation of between 7,500 and 10,000 words, written and presented in an appropriate manner.

Brief description

This module is devoted to the student's individual research into an approved topic relating to some aspect of information and library studies. Initially, the module looks at planning, design and writing approaches relevant for the dissertation.

The module is spread over the two semesters. Assessment takes place in the second semester.

Transferable skills

During the course of the module, the following skills will be developed:

  • Independent Project work
  • IT and other information handling
  • Witing in an academic context
  • Self management

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6