Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Dissertation

LEVEL 04 - Years 4, 5 in Modular UG or PG Cert Course


DEPARTMENT Social Policy and Social Work

DESCRIPTION Students reading for the BA Honours degree in Social Administration or in Social Work are assigned a dissertation to be carried out under tutorial supervision. The exercise provides the student with an opportunity to examine a selected area in depth and to understand the relationship between theory, empirical research and practice.
The title and proposal of the dissertation should be submitted to the co-ordinator, normally in the second semester of the second year. The dissertation is to be submitted for examination not later than the first academic day of January of the final year.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Dissertation

Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Dissertation Yes 100%


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