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MECO6904: Dissertation Part 1

This unit requires students to commence the conduct of their own research projects under the supervision of a member of staff and write a dissertation of 12000 words (completed in the second semester of enrolment in MECO6905). In some cases these projects will give students the opportunity to extend lines of enquiry suggested by units of study already completed for the degree. In other cases, students may have an interest in an area not covered by the coursework programs offered during their candidature that can be developed as a supervised project.

Code MECO6904
Academic unit Media and Communications
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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24 credit points from Digital Communication and Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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MECO6928 or MECO6932 or MECO6935 or MECO6947

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the principles and practices of scholarly research for dissertation writing
  • LO2. plan and write a research proposal, a research plan and where necessary, an ethics application
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between research design and choice of methods
  • LO4. demonstrate an understanding of the ethical implications of the chosen research method
  • LO5. engage with existing scholarship in a specific field of inquiry and identify an area for explication, elaboration or addition to knowledge in that field
  • LO6. understand the generic requirements of a literature review
  • LO7. demonstrate a detailed understanding of the production processes of scholarly composition, referencing and attribution at an advanced level
  • LO8. demonstrate use of appropriate media, tools and methodologies to produce a dissertation
  • LO9. use information in critical, creative and scholarly thinking