Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Dissertation

LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Youth and Community Studies

DESCRIPTION This study-unit involves the writing of a dissertation on a topic chosen by the student in conjunction with an approved supervisor. The topic and supervisor are approved by the Dissertations Commitee.

Study-unit Aims:

To assist study-unit participation build in-depth familiarization on a particular topic of their choice but approved by the Dissertations Committee.

To encourage study-unit participants to examine the nexus between youth studies and youth research.

To critically appraise and learn how to apply a variety of research metholodologies.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Distinguish between inductive and deductive research,

- Have a clear understanding of the research methodology applied to their particular research problem,

- Be aware of the various limitations associated with particular methodologies.

2. Skills (including transferable [generic] skills):
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Critically debate the salient themes at stake,

- Engage with the subject matter academically,

- Develope research skills.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

According to topic chosen

ADDITIONAL NOTES This study-unit is only offered to BA(Hons) in Youth and Community Studies students.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Dissertation

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Dissertation SEM2 Yes 100%


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